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Samsung Galaxy S2 Customers On Vodafone Get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone on Vodafone can rejoice as the mobile phone operator is rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the popular handset.

The update comes with Samsung's own TouchWiz UI v4.0 user interface and takes only a few minutes to be implemented. Just go to "settings" and "software update" to kickstart the process which promises to be fairly painless.

The Galaxy S2 was expected to get the Android update at the beginning of March but it seems that unforeseen circumstances caused it to be postponed.

Samsung's most popular smartphone ran on Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch and the update allow Samsung to add one more device to its portfolio of devices running ICS.

At 800 by 480 pixels, the screen of the Galaxy S2 is likely to be a tad too cramped for ICS which would feel more at ease on megapixel-class display (either 1,280 by 800 or 1,280 by 720).

The handset is one of the rare smartphones with the Apple iPhone to have managed to stop any significant price erosion. In comparison the likes of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play or the HTC Evo 3D have both lost more than half their suggested retail price in around 12 months.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.