If you needed additional proof that the Galaxy S3 unveiling and launch are, in fact, just around the corner, the latest “strategic” moves from Samsung should once and for all confirm the flagship’s upcoming release. Sammy is currently tying up pretty much all loose ends they had with the Galaxy S2, preparing to release the HD LTE version of the smartphone in Canada and now releasing a much awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update for the unlocked version in the United States.

If you happen to own a non-carrier branded Galaxy S2 in the US of A these days, you should head on to your “Settings” menu right away and check for an update. You will most likely get a sweet, sweet message with an ice cream sandwich flavor and, Just click the “Download” button, and you should have your device refreshed and upgraded in no time.

The 216 MB upgrade package should improve your phone’s performance considerably and will add some cool new features, like Face Unlock, but the TouchWiz experience you are used to should remain pretty much the same.

If the download prompt message is not there when checking the settings menu of your phone, you might need to reboot your Galaxy S2 or try to find a better Internet connection (the update does come over-the-air).

Unfortunately, we have no details about any Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the carrier branded Galaxy S2s in the US, but I personally think you should be on the lookout for some similar news before the S3’s unveiling in two weeks.

Stay tuned on our website to find out when will your Galaxy S2 be officially updated to ICS, or, if you just can’t wait anymore, hit this, this, this or this link to find out how to take your phone to the next OS level, using unofficial ROMs released by generous (and brilliant) developers.

  • AndroidBrian

    Yes! This means my GS2 from T-Mobile will get the update in 2 years! Awesome!

  • Teninch

    Don’t bother I am downgrading mine , have had ics for a week and its slow and very buggy , not impressed

    • Shiv

      I have unlocked Galaxy S2 phone with T Mobile account. When I am trying to do software update, I am getting connection failed error. Please help.

      • satish sawant

        hi, did you know why it is happening. any updates on this. i have the same problem.

  • Tom Cerny

    i dont know why but no update is available……

  • GT_I9100_user_in_United_States

    Random shutdowns and screen unresponsiveness started after official ICS install on GT-I9100 this past Friday 4/20/2012, using in U.S. on ATT – happens once or twice a day and I need to pull the battery and replace it before the power button will turn it back on.

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  • GT_I9100_user_in_United_States

    No more problems, after various app updates. It’s was outdated apps that didn’t play nice with ICS.

  • sumit

    Hi , I have one question. I have S2 unlocked i777 phone. If I get ICS update then will my phone again locked ?