T-Mobile-specific tech blog, TmoNews reported last week that the carrier’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 should be receiving an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The above website referred to a supposedly official T-Mobile document leaked online, suggesting T-Mobile Galaxy S2 users would receive their on-the-air update come May 14.
Among Android-powered phones, the Galaxy S2 is considered by several sources to be the most popular in the market. It is also T-Mobile’s most popular handset, as the carrier still has yet to offer the Apple iPhone to customers.
Other smartphones on T-Mobile’s roster include two co-branded HTC devices, the Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G. These two devices will be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich updates on June 16, one month after the Galaxy S2. The newest series of HTC smartphones, the One line, all come straight with Ice Cream Sandwich, however the flagship One X is not being offered by T-Mobile.
Some of the key features of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich include Google Chrome for Android (exclusive on ICS), improved multitasking features, Face Unlock and a new default web browser.
The Samsung Galaxy S2, which has been out since last year, features a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU (exclusive for T-Mobile’s version), a 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 resolution Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel back camera, 2-megapixel front camera and 1 GB RAM.
It will soon be succeeded by the Galaxy S3, which will be unveiled in London on May 3.