After Samsung Israel hinted towards March 15 as the ICS release date for Galaxy S II, Philippines branch of the company is now telling that update is coming as early as March 10. Again, this is only valid for Philippines users, so other international users might receive updates on their GS2 smartphones on a later date.
According to a news alert on Samsung Philippines website, Android 4.0 update will start rolling on March 10 via Kies as well as OTA. This update is said to bring the following changes:
Platform upgrades Android 2.3 Gingerbread ? Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Face Unlock and Android Beam are added
Mobile Network Data usage function is added
Usability of multi-tasking and some applications is improved
Because of ICS OS feature, Adobe flash and Bluetooth 3.0 HS will not be supported in (Bluetooth will still work)
With HTC releasing ICS for Sensation in some countries and Sony too getting ready to push the update, this is certainly ICS season for Android users across the globe. We are waiting for Samsung to announce a global update schedule to clear up the confusion regarding the roll-out dates.
Update: Samsung has stated that the March 10 update roll-out announcement was made in error and company will soon reveal the actual date.