Right now, one of the hottest handsets in the smartphone competition is the Samsung Galaxy S III. However, before its arrival last May, the most popular smartphone in the Android ecosystem and perhaps the whole smartphone market was the Samsung Galaxy S II. During its heydays, the once flagship device of Samsung was considered by most of our smartphone-crazed brethren as the best Android-powered device. The only missing piece on the impressive resume of the handset was the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It can be noted though that the original version of the Galaxy S II already got its tasty treat of ICS back in February.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket starting at $59.
Due to the popularity of the device and also because of the impressive components and capabilities that it brings to the table, almost all wireless providers in US shores with the exception of Verizon have released their respective version of the handset. In the case of AT&T, aside from releasing the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, the wireless provider also released the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G, a more improved version of its international sibling and packs support for the LTE network of the carrier.
When the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G was released back in November of last year alongside the HTC Vivid 4G, the handset became one of the first true 4G devices to be offered by AT&T. Although the carrier markets most of its handsets as 4G devices, these are in reality just 3G and HSPA-capable handsets and are hopelessly underpowered when compared to a true 4G handset such as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G.
Since being released by AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G became one of the top handsets in the leaderboards of the carrier but there was still something missing in its equation – the update that will give it the jump to ICS.
If you happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G from AT&T, the long wait for the arrival of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your device has finally come to a screeching halt. That being said, it has already been confirmed that AT&T has started the rollout of ICS for the device although there has been no confirmation if its rollout will be free for all or will be done in a staggered manner.
Sad to say, the rollout of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G will not be done via the usual OTA manner so it’s no use waiting for the notification to come up on your device or to keep mashing that Check for update option. The update is being rolled out via the Kies software so if you want to give your Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G its tasty treat of Ice Cream Sandwich, all you need to do is hook it up to your computer and then fire up the Kies software to get the update process started and have it applied on your smartphone. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket starting at $59.
ATT ICS Announcement