Samsung Rolling Out The Android 4.0 Update For Galaxy S II LTE In South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. Samsung has managed to sell more than 20 million units of this device. Last year, Samsung announced two new variants of this device – the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE. As the name suggests, both the handsets support the blazing fast 4G LTE network.

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All of these devices originally runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, Samsung already rolled out the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the original Galaxy S II smartphone. Now, the company has finally started rolling out the Android 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone.

This update is currently available in South Korea. It comes with some usability improvements and applications multitasking, Face Recognition (Face Unlock), Android Beam, mobile data management and much more. After the upgrade, T store or some market applications may not work properly. This update is not available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will need to manually update the smartphone using Kies 2.0. If you find something new after this update, please let us know in the comments section below.

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S II LTE Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular smartphone in recent times. This handset was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. Samsung already managed to sell more than 5 million units of this powerful smartphone in just 55 days. I have been using this device from the last 3 months and it works like magic, thanks to the latest version of Android OS, 4.3 inch touchscreen display, 1.2 Ghz processor, 8 megapixel camera and more.

On the connectivity side, Galaxy S II offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi Direct, but it lacks the LTE connectivity option. To solve this problem, Samsung recently announced the new LTE variant of the Galaxy S II. This handset not only comes with the additional LTE connectivity options, but it also features a large 4.5 inch touchscreen display and a powerful 1.5 GHz processor. Even the design of the device is slightly changed.

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“This is a milestone in our commitment to lead the charge in 4G mobile telephony around the world, both in terms of back-end network solutions for service providers and the development of powerful consumer handsets,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE features a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 800 × 480 pixels resolution, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 3D user interface, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, LTE Connectivity, Android Market, Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Kies Air, NFC (Near Field Communication) and more.

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE can also be connected with up to eight devices via WiFi. The price and release date of this handset is still unknown. But, the device is expected to be available from September in European and Asian markets.