Ever since the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 started to roll-out outside of US, a good 3 and a half months ago, we’ve hoped that things will go smoother and the highly anticipated Android 4 update will roll-out on a global level within one or two months tops.
Unfortunately that’s not the case and the Galaxy S2 struggled for a long time to get the ICS update on a few carriers, amongst which there’s also AT&T, who back in March officially announced that ICS will land on their SGS2 variant as well, amongst a few other Samsung devices.
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich
Since then we’ve kept an eye on the US carrier in order to learn more about the update’s whereabouts for the Galaxy S2, and now the update is finally live. As you may recall, at the end of March we’ve informed you that an ICS official build leaked via RootzWiki and that the build itself looks as close as it can get from the final product.
Apparently AT&T had to iron out just a few flaws and roughly two weeks later we thought that we were finally receiving the update (it was available for a short time via Kies) but the carrier has pulled the Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy S2 pretty quick (it seems like they were just testing some things).
The whole world wondered “what the heck?” but not for long as on June 26th Android 4 has been made available again (and “officially” this time around).
The only downside is that it will not be deployed over the air so if you wish to give Android 4 a try (and why wouldn’t you?) you must get it via Kies software, which might be a bit of a headache. In case you don’t have Kies software installed on your computer make sure you visit Samsung’s official website and follow their instructions on how to get it.
That’s about it everyone, the wait for the ICS on AT&T’s Galaxy S2 is over. Make sure you pay us a visit and let us know how the device handles your new update and whether or not the new build seems bug free.