We were pretty bummed out to learn that Samsung would not be unveiling the Galaxy S III, or any new hardware for that matter, at MWC 2012. We are however extremely jubilant about some promising news regarding an update to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, for the venerable Galaxy S II.
Eldar Murtazin, famed Android tipster, has just tweeted that:
Android 4 aka ics for sgs2 will be officially available from march 1(depends from country/operator). Update over the air or using kies
Now I know many of you will be skeptical about a lone tweet from a questionable source, but what about a legitimate telecommunications carrier?
That picture is sourced from French carrier SFR’s Android blog, and if my French serves me correctly, I do believe “Mars” is March, which refers to the estimated date of arrival for the Galaxy S II’s OTA/Kies software update to Android ICS 4.0. This sounds about right seeing as how Samsung has already leaked multiple releases of their ICS ROM and without any releases for MWC, they need to have something to hold them over while the Samsung community awaits their next big thing.