By Stephen Schenck | January 2, 2012 11:11 AM
Midway through last month, an early version of Samsung’s Ice Cream Sandwich release for the Galaxy S II became available for interested users. We still haven’t seen the start of OTA updates going out for the phone, but it looks like Samsung is very nearly ready to do so. For now, the manufacturer has some new builds of Android 4.0 accessible through its Kies software.
Two new Ice Cream Sandwich builds have been released, marked as being a part of updates Samsung planned for availability this month. One, the KP4 build, is based on the slightly-older Android 4.0.1, while KP8 shows a build date of just this past Friday and is forged around Android 4.0.3. It’s not clear if KP8 really represents Samsung’s final effort, of if there will be further tweaks prior to a wide release. We’re also certain to see various regional and carrier-imposed delays give some Galaxy S II owners a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich before others.
These releases are for the international version of the Galaxy S II, and include Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.