Despite launching on Gingerbread last year, the Samsung Galaxy S2’s flagship status effectively guaranteed its chances of making the jump to 2011/2012’s Android build of choice and recently it did. Having already stepped up however, there’s now a new update, bringing the S2’s version of Ice Cream Sandwich from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4, the same build as found on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Galaxy S3.
Although a leak of the ROM was spotted a few days ago, now an official 4.0.4 update is out in the world and users should be able to pick up the update using Samsung’s KIES software or via an OTA process. SamMobile state that the update is intended specially for Russia, but it does in fact appear to be for all users.
Reports are that update 4.0.4 brings noticeable stability improvements to the OS as a whole and optimisations to the UI, which itself was altered in the move from Gingerbread to ICS. The roll out process is lengthy in this case, so users might have to wait over the course of the next two months to see some 4.0.4 goodness.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich might still be a new experience for many users, but it’s 4.1 Jelly Bean that’s on everyone’s lips at the moment. The newly announced build of Google’s mobile OS is set so appear on the scene in a matter of days and it’s already no secret that the Galaxy Nexus will rise this new version along with the Nexus S, but what about the S2? The S3 is upgrade sometime in 2013, but the S2 might be a little too old to adopt 4.1 in the eyes of Samsung. What do you think?