Samsung Galaxy S II is the previous most popular device of the recently launched Galaxy S III smartphone. Samsung’s continued to push updates to all their versions of the Galaxy series smartphones and you will be glad to know that the Android 4.0.4 update is now rolling out over the air for the Galaxy S II. The update brings some performance updates and bug fixes and is only available for the international model for now.
The Samsung Galaxy S II was shipped with the Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) OS, which was the latest version of Android at the time of launch. During the end of 2011, Google announced the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and Samsung promised to roll out this update in early 2012. Samsung’s continued to push updates to all their versions of the Galaxy S II to the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but those were all 4.0.3 ICS. According to reports from SamMobile, the new 4.0.4 firmware has been finalized and is to start rolling out over-the-air and through Kies, starting with unlocked Russian handsets.
You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you have not received the update, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check to see if the update is available for download. You will need to connect your phone to Kies to download the update. This update will be rolled out to other region in the coming months.