Unlocked Galaxy S2s begin receiving ICS 4.0 in US

Owners of the various versions of the Samsung Galaxy S2 have been dealt a merry dance over the last few weeks regarding the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update, but now the wait is finally coming to an end for many as there is now news that unlocked versions of the Galaxy S2 in the US are now receiving Android ICS 4.0.

One of the team over at Engadget are reporting that their device finally received the all important update earlier this morning, but it has to be remembered that this is for non-carrier branded versions of the smartphone. Samsung originally launched the software for the handset just over a month ago in certain regions.

At the time the company gave a date for users in the UK but this unfortunately passed without the software being pushed out with Samsung claiming it was still undergoing testing. We then saw the likes of O2 and Three pushing out the update to customers handsets but UK SIM free owners were kept waiting.

Samsung then revealed that they were waiting until all the countries carriers had finished testing the software before pushing the update out to unlocked devices. Vodafone announced the update was due to arrive to its customers, and a couple of days ago unlocked devices in the UK begin receiving the update, and at the time it was reported that the AT&T update in the US was getting closer.

Earlier today we had the news that customers on the Orange network were finally getting the upgrade so hopefully with this latest news of unlocked US handsets also being updated, it shouldn’t be long before the entire range is running Android 4.0. It was claimed previously that Samsung wouldn’t release the Galaxy S3 until the majority of the S2 range had been updated, and that is now looking more of a possibility.

Has your unlocked device received ICS yet?

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