AT&T Galaxy S II ICS Update Briefly Appears, Carrier Says Will Go “Live Soon”

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It’s been over three months since Samsung started distribution of Ice Cream Sandwich to owners of the Galaxy S II. That was well and good for owners of the international version of the handset, but it’s taken a predictably long about of time for the same update to make it to GS2 owners in the US; T-Mobile, for one, only got ICS a couple weeks back. Those who have the phone on AT&T may have noticed that the handset’s upgrade became available through Samsung’s Kies software earlier this week, making it appear as if ICS had finally arrived. Unfortunately, that turns out to have just been a bit of a tease, and AT&T continues to sit on the update.

According to the carrier, the only reason users were able to see the update through Kies was that AT&T was testing the release out on its own servers. It’s taking its good old time in doing so, and recommends that users wait for its official distribution of the release rather than attempt installation by any side channel.

AT&T says it hopes “to make that live soon”, but there’s still no formal ETA. Keep the faith, GS2 owners; you’ve waited this long already, and it sounds like the official release is nearly here.

Source: AT&T
Via: Android Central

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