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Bell starts rolling out OTA Android ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy S2

May 4, 2012

Leaving aside all the Galaxy S3 madness for a while, let’s see what the Canadian owners of Samsung’s ex-flagship, the Galaxy S2, can look forward to these days.

Canadian users have been waiting for quite a while for an upgrade that was initially scheduled for April. Fortunately, Bell has finally started to make its customers happy. The Android 4.0 update should have started hitting your handhelds yesterday, so by now, you might find a very pleasant surprise waiting for you on the S2.

The upgrade is brought to you over-the-air, so you shouldn’t panic if there’s no change on your device’s software at the break of dawn. Instead, you should check for a better network connection, reboot your phone for a couple of times or check out your settings menu for yourselves. If this doesn’t help either, don’t forget that patience is a virtue – give Bell an additional couple of hours to have everything in place!

I don’t want to bore you with all the update’s details and the entire list of new features you will enjoy on your Galaxy S2, but I will tell you this. If you had a good time with your handheld before and though that the browsing, multimedia, and gaming experience were cool and nice, you should get ready for something truly spectacular!

Unfortunately, while Bell customers might already be jumping up and down with excitement as they discover a new tasty software world, Galaxy S2 users on other Canadian carriers don’t have much to be happy for. Telus, Rogers, and SaskTel all have Samsung’s 2011 flagship phone on sale, but neither of the three have managed to update the device to ICS or even announce an exact upgrade date.

Has Bell Canada finally delivered on its promise? Has the Galaxy S2 been refreshed with the latest Android OS version on your phone? Hit us with a comment and let us know!