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Unlocked US Samsung Galaxy S2 now receiving official Ice Cream Sandwich update

April 21, 2012

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.