South Korea based smartphone makers Samsung has confirmed that last group of Galaxy S II users to get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be those who bought their devices Sim Free. Sim Free Galaxy S II users will get the ICS update “once we’ve got all of the operator pieces on board”, said Simon Stanford, VP of Samsung Telecommunications and Networks for Samsung UK and Ireland told CNET. ”As an open-market customer you will be on a variety of networks,” he said. “So it’s got to work on whichever network you have chosen.”
Simon Standford accepted that communications is an area where Samsung can make its own developments. ”The communication itself can be managed a bit better next time,” he said. “It’s just an ongoing process piece that we work very closely on to try and make sure we get it absolutely bang on so we apologise to anyone — we really apologise to anyone — who has been disappointed by this. ”We’re always desperate to get [updates] out as fast as we can, there’s no reason for us not to. We don’t like to have unhappy customers, it goes against everything that we do. We do take it very seriously. It’s communication sometimes we need to work on — I accept that. That there needs to be perhaps more overall communication with the partners involved as well,” he said.
Furthermore Simon said that Galaxy Note CS update has been delayed, Stanford promises that the process of updating devices on different networks will be much quicker once the roll-out starts. Are you still waiting for your SIM-free Galaxy S II to be upgraded to ICS? Sound off in comments below.