Samsung confirms ICS update for Galaxy S II
Samsung confirms ICS update for Galaxy S II and according to Samsung (UK) on Twitter, there is no date confirmation as of yet: “Hi, good news – the Galaxy S II will be receiving ICS, but there are no dates confirmed as yet. We will keep you posted.” As of late the Galaxy Nexus will be the first smartphone equipped with the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.
ICS will come with an enhanced voice dictation that can actually keep up in real time as you talk. Previous versions were a hit-or-miss; ICS will be a huge hit.
Like web-cams, ICS will be able to handle facial tracking that’s built into the Galazy S II ICS. While nothing new, it is more incorporated into the phones OS.
If you’re interested in checking out more head over to Wired.com and have a look at the next-gen Android.
And now, finally, the ICS flagship has arrived. I’ve spent about eight hours running the smartphone through its paces, and here are my first-look impressions.
First and foremost, it’s massive. Unlike any previous Nexus model, the Galaxy’s display measures in at a sizable 4.65 inches; it’s one of the largest of all currently available smartphones. Similar to last year’s Nexus S, the plastic bezel wrapped around the Galaxy Nexus’ screen is incredibly thin. Instead, nearly every square inch of the phone’s face is devoted to fine glass construction.
And rightly so. The ICS operating system doesn’t require physical buttons. It replaces them with software keys, the same set implemented in Android 3.0, aka Honeycomb, which Google created for tablet deployment. The new virtual buttons are unobtrusive, anchored modestly to the bottom of the screen, yet shiftable to the side if, say, you tilt your phone into landscape mode to take a photo.