AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS update arrives at last: Updated
The last few weeks there has been more hardware on Google’s Android platform finally being treated to the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, which is months after it first made an appearance, and today we have news that the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS update arrives at last.
It finally seems that manufacturers and carriers are finally getting their act together and pushing out the update to hardware, as only yesterday we told you that Rogers had released the new software to the Galaxy S2, but today as Engadget Mobile are reporting it’s the turn of AT&T users to taste Ice Cream Sandwich.
Rival US carrier T-Mobile has already pushed out the update to its customers and now AT&T are joining the party by rolling out Android 4.0.4 to its version of lasts years’ flagship Samsung smartphone. Users of the device will now be able to use Chrome for Android without using any custom firmware, and now this only leaves rival carrier Sprint to push the new operating system to its variant of the handset, the Epic 4G Touch, which is still stuck on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with no timescale given for the update to arrive.
Users again need to download the new software via Samsung’s Kies application and a PC, so no over the air update but it’s a small price to pay to get some Android ICS love. This update comes as the handsets replacement is set to launch with huge amounts of units expected to be sold in the US and around the world.
We recently told you that the carrier were selling the Samsung Galaxy S2 for an impressive $10, and while this deal may have ended now as it is now listed for $99, there is a good chance AT&T will offer the device cheaply again to shift stock as the Galaxy S3 is released.Update: According to Phandroid the upgrade has been put on hold and delayed due to technical reasons, but will hopefully begin rolling out again tomorrow.