UK MOBILE OPERATOR Vodafone has rolled out its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for the Samsung Galaxy S II today after a last minute delay.
The upgrade was originally planned to go live on 12 April via Samsung's over the air and KIES PC link-up update services.
However, on the Vodafone forum Thursday, community manager Tom said, "Unfortunately Samsung have told us this morning that they are unable to make the update available to you as planned."
Nevertheless, Vodafone customers can rejoice, as the network provider confirmed today that the software is now available for download via Samsung KIES. Those upgrading over the air still have a wait on their hands, though, as this won't be available until Tuesday 17 April.
Vodafone said the Android 4.0 ICS update was delayed because it was being tested by Samsung "to make sure that we provide the highest level of final software".
Now that Vodafone customers can finally get their mitts on Android 4.0 ICS they can take advantage of many new features, such as a redesigned user interface, a faster web browser and Android Beam NFC file sharing.
Samsung Galaxy S II owners on O2 and Three have been laughing for days after having already received the update earlier this month. Orange and T-Mobile customers, however, are still waiting.
Orange has promised that Android 4.0 ICS will arrive on the Galaxy S II later this month, while T-Mobile is still keeping its customers in the dark. µ