So you paid attention to pundits and bought that Galaxy S II outright in the hopes that future software updates
would arrive on your device first. And then reality came crashing in. It appears SIM-free is not the way Samsung wants consumers to be, as carrier-agnostic handsets in the UK
will be the last to receive Ice Cream Sandwich
. The move, though frustrating for many, is not as arbitrary and unfair as it might initially appear to be. Speaking to CNET UK
, a company rep confirmed that this upgrade delay has everything to do with cross-carrier testing, compatibility and approval, owing to the "variety of networks" unlocked GS II's can access. Once it does get an unanimous greenlight, however, expect to see the final leg of that TouchWizzed Android 4.0
roll out commence.