During its heydays, the Samsung Galaxy S II was one of the best handsets in the smartphone competition despite the fact that it was still in the Gingerbread generation at that time. However, with the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich late last year, it was already expected that the then Samsung flagship device will get its taste of ICS for that matter. In fact, when Samsung announced its ICS update plans of the handsets in its stable, the Korean smartphone and tablet manufacturer confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be one of the first Samsung devices that will get the Android 4.0 refresh. Furthermore, the manufacturer confirmed that ICS will be rolled out to the handset in Q1 of the current year.
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Samsung managed to keep its promised Q1 ICS rollout for the handset when it unleashed the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II back in February. And if you happen to rock a Samsung Galaxy S II for your mobile weapon of choice, chances are you already took advantage of the ICS update for the handset. The only snag is that your handset is only running the Android 4.0.3 version of ICS for its operating system and not the latest Android 4.0.4 version found in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Word on the street however is that the Samsung Galaxy S II will also get its ICS version upgraded to Android 4.0.4 in the coming months and the evidence is said to be the existence of an official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM that got leaked and recently surfaced. As of the moment, the details and changelog of the 4.0.4 ICS ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II is not available as of the moment but if you already experienced that particular version of the Android mobile operating system found in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you will know that it only brings minor improvements compared to the 4.0.3 version.
The full Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II can already be downloaded and taken advantage of but be reminded that this is a full ROM that needs to be flashed onto your handset and doing so will completely wipe out the data on your smartphone (unless you created a back up prior to doing the flashing process). If you are fine with that so long as you get to have the latest Android 4.0.4 version on your device and are not wary of tinkering with your device and the risks that comes with it, then we can only advise that you proceed with extreme caution every step of the way. If, however, you are faint of heart, then we strongly suggest that you are better off waiting for the official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich version to be rolled out by Samsung for complete piece of mind. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II starting at one penny!