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AT&T Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich update now available via Kies

June 21, 2012

Just yesterday we heard that Rogers’ Samsung Galaxy S2 received its own Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, and it now looks like certain Galaxy S2 owners south of the Canadian border should be very happy to hear it’s their turn to download the ICS update.

Unfortunately for you, we’re not looking at an over-the-air (OTA) download and you’ll have to have Samsung’s Kies utility program installed on your PC or Mac in order to upgrade your smartphone. Like always, before updating your device make sure you back up your sensitive data just in case something goes wrong in the process.

According to Android Forums, you’ll get Android 4.0.3 installed on your device, and you shouldn’t be surprised if you’re not going to see the update appear in Kies from the first try. Apparently we’re looking at a gradual roll out meant to prevent server crashes following an increased number of simultaneous downloads. But the ICS update will eventually be available to all AT&T Galaxy S2 users, so hang in there!

AT&T has not provided a changlog for its Galaxy S2 ICS build, so we have no idea whether the update will bring any other stability and performance improvements in addition to the ICS features you’ve been waiting for.

Have you upgraded your AT&T Galaxy S2 handset yet?