Samsung Galaxy S II

T-Mobile schedules ICS updates for Galaxy S II, Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G

T-Mobile customers are no doubt feeling a little left out of the Ice Cream Sandwich party - most of the carrier's high-end phones don't even have leaked versions of Android 4.0 available. But according to an internal leak spotted by TmoNews, three of the biggest players for T-Mobile will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future. The internal screenshot shows the Samsung Galaxy S II getting ICS on May 14th, with HTC's Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G (which already has an ICS leak) following on June 16th.

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch ICS update leaked

Ah, there hasn't been enough news lately about the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch lately - my fingers were just starting to recover. An enterprising XDA user named "sfhub" has posted what seems to be an official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Now Network phone, compatible only with the specific version of the device. The leak comes after various international versions of the Galaxy S II have been updated, not to mention leaks for AT&T's Galaxy S II and Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S III is a minor update

Ceramic cases! 2Ghz processors! 1080p screens! These are just a few of the more outlandish rumors we've heard about the mythical hardware in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III. With press invitations sent to a May 3rd event, speculation has hit a fever pitch, but at least one news source advises caution. Cnet quotes an anonymous insider saying that Samsung's update won't be anywhere near as monumental as some rumors indicate - in fact, it'll be positively minor. "It'll be like the iPhone 4S was to the 4," said the insider, bringing up memories of mild dissatisfaction among eager Apple customers.

Unlocked Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update ready in the UK

Have you been watching while your pesky contracted United Kingdom fellows have waived their official Ice Cream Sandwich update in your face? Has your full-price, unlocked and SIM-free Galaxy S II been feeling left out of the Android 4.0 party? Then break out the USB cable and start up Kies, because today Samsung is officially sending out the ICS update via their desktop update software. Download Kies (if you haven't already) make sure your drivers are working properly, and click the "firmware upgrade" button.

Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S II ICS update available now via Kies

Are you a Vodafone customer who's been dying to get your hands on Ice Cream Sandwich for your poor, neglected Galaxy S II? Then whip out your laptop and MicroUSB cable and prepare to have your Friday made. As promised, Vodafone announced today that the Android 4.0 is rolling out right now via Samsung's Kies desktop application. If you'd rather wait for a simpler over-the-air download, Vodafone says that it'll be available on Tuesday, April 17th.

AT&T’s Galaxy S II gets CM9 nightlies, Galaxy Note and Skyrocket are next

Less than a day after AT&T's flavor of the Samsung Glaaxy S II got its first leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, the folks at the CyanogenMod team are hard at work incorporating the much-needed software into their modded Android 4.0 builds. AT&T Galaxy S II owners can download nightly builds of CyanogenMod 9 starting now, getting the latest and greatest in customized Android 4.0 straight from the source. Head over to the CyanogenMod Mirror Network to download the latest build; install by flashing in a custom recovery, as usual.

Samsung releases Galaxy S II ICS source code

Good news, open source enthusiasts: as they've done with pretty much every one of the Android phones and updates, Samsung has posted the open source code for the Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Galaxy S II's operating system. While the update itself is only available in Europe and South Korea, any international version of the i9100 can apply it, and with the open source code ROM builders and other modders will be able to do more advanced ports and advanced ROMs.

Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update mod posted for all international models

You know this one was coming. The recently released Ice Cream Sandwich update for Samsung Galaxy S II owners in several European countries and South Korea is for the I9000 model of the phone, which is basically identical in almost all areas of the world, save a few localization files. This being the case, a public-spirited modder from Tech Splurge has posted a quick guide on flashing the software package to any GSII-I9000, saving plenty of folks weeks of waiting while their local carrier gets around to sending out the update.

Official Samsung Galaxy S II ICS update begins in Europe and South Korea

Looks like those previous rumors of an official Ice Cream Sandwich update were right in general, if not altogether precise. Reports from both European and South Korean owners of the ubiquitous Samsung Galaxy S II indicate that stock versions of the smartphone are receiving over-the-air updates to Ice Cream Sandwich right now. This fulfills Samsung's promise to upgrade the flagship phone to the latest version of Android in the first quarter of 2012, if only just. If you live in either territory and haven't seen an update yet, you can initiate a manual update in the Settings menu.
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