While it's true a few lucky AT&T Galaxy S II owners were able to get their hands on the official upgrade to Android 4.0 just a matter of days ago, the company wasn't ready to push it out to the masses quite just yet. The initial tests must've gone as well as hoped, however, because AT&T will be ready to make ICS publicly available tomorrow to anyone willing to go through Kies to grab it. Indeed, the one drawback to this wonderful news is the fact that ICS doesn't just come to you... you need to go to it. As in, no over-the-air capabilities. The silver lining to that, though, is that this may actually work out better for anyone that feels better off sticking with the tried-and-true Gingerbread TouchWiz experience. On a sidenote, AT&T also reaffirmed its commitment to bringing the next version of Android to more devices this summer, but refused to specify which ones we can look forward to. Head below (or check out the source link) to learn how to grab the update.
The customer experience for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S® II owners is about to get much better.
Starting tomorrow, customers who purchased the Samsung Galaxy S® II from AT&T will be able to get an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), the latest version of the Android platform.
ICS takes the customer experience many steps forward by making navigation more intuitive with faster user interface and browsing. The many new features include an enhanced Recent Apps shortcut to ease multitasking, new lock/unlock features including Face Unlock, improved home screen folders, a new notifications bar and an app to help you track your data usage.
It's easy to get the update (free of charge). Here's how:
1. Visit the Samsung website from a personal computer.
2. Download and Install the Samsung Kies Upgrade Program on your PC.
3. Connect your device to your PC and follow the instructions on Samsung Kies to get the update.
For more information, customers can also visit http://www.samsung.com/us/attgalaxys2/update.
Through my own personal experience, I have found much improved performance through all the ICS features, especially Recent Apps where I can go back and forth among multiple apps effortlessly.
Taken with the features already included in the Samsung Galaxy® S II, ICS is a clear win for our customers.
ICS updates are coming this summer for more AT&T Android devices so stay tuned.