Samsung started updating the Galaxy S2 to Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 around April/May, and in true Samsung style, riddled the update with bugs and issues, along with poorer performance compared to Gingerbread. And now, word is coming in (unofficially) that Samsung will not be updating the Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0.4, but will only push out minor updates to fix the current issues in the 4.0.3 firmware by the end of this year
That’s bad news to say the least, as 4.0.4 has very noticeable performance and stability improvements over 4.0.3, which wasn’t as optimized, leading to performance/stability problems on devices running 4.0.3. It’s also quite poor on Samsung’s part that they aren’t interested in getting the latest and greatest out to their older flagship devices, but instead only focus on releasing newer devices in the market.
Of course, for those who dabble in custom ROMs and modifications, we’ll be bringing you the latest and greatest thanks to the quick and awesome developer community in the Android world, who do much more for these devices than the device manufacturers themselves. But still, this is not a good show of support from Samsung to their older devices, so we hope it doesn’t turn out to be true.
What do you think? Is Samsung becoming more and more oblivious to the fact that people want software updates as much as they want newer phones? Let us know in the comments.