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Ice Cream Sandwich update for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II delayed for technical reasons

Ice Cream Sandwich update for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II delayed for technical reasons
An AT&T Rep says on Live Chat that the Android 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S II is delayed

An AT&T Rep says on Live Chat that the Android 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S II is delayed

Last night, it seems that word had slipped out that the Android 4.0 update was available for the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II via Kies. Unfortunately, it turned out that the update was available only for a limited time. For those unfamiliar with the process, Kies allows users to connect their Samsung-made device with a PC or Mac using a USB cable. One use of Kies is to install software updates such as Android 4.0 as an alternative to an OTA update.

So why was the Android 4.0 first made available and then apparently pulled? One AT&T customer decided to discuss the matter with an AT&T rep via a Live Chat. And during this chat, the rep said that the update has been delayed due to "Technical Reasons". There is some speculation from Samsung and AT&T reps that the update will be attempted again this coming Saturday, but during the Live Chat, the rep said that he/she had no new details because the update was still in the process of being tested.

Some who managed to download the update before it was pulled are complaining about lag, which might be why the update was pulled to begin with. Those with the device can wait until Saturday and see if they have the opportunity to try again.

source: Phandroid

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posted on 21 Jun 2012, 22:36 1

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Meanwhile galaxy nexus is upgrading to Android 4.1 a.k.a. jellybean....

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 22:42 1

3. mas11 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Meanwhile the DROID RAZR will get its update in a few days!

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:10 4

6. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Meanwhile Windows phone 8.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 02:10

13. kanagadeepan (Posts: 722; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


WP8 will come ONLY at he end of 2012 and it can current WP7.x devices can never be updated to it...

So what is the use of buying WP7.x devices NOW???? What about users who have bought Lumia800/710/900???

Delayed update is much much better than NO UPDATE, imho...

WP7.8 is just a new home-screen + WP7.5... Worse than an eye-wash, imho

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 05:30

15. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Agreed and I just bought Lumia 800(2 weeks ago :( )

But MS/Nokia has no choice, mean while I am happy with my device. WP7.8 update is more than welcome ;)

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 22:40

2. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Dammit! And I was going to download it tonight when I got home. Well I guess this is a good thing. I woulda been pissed if I downloaded a laggy ics. Still annoys me. How long do we gotta wait?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 23:30

4. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


so much for that carrier certification

GG AT&T

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 23:51 2

5. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Carrier bloatware.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:15 3

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh for crying out loud. Why does AT&T keep insisting on putting Samsung updates out over Kies? They should do it OTA like every f**king body else. If I wanted non OTA updates I'd go for a f**king iPhone 4.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:31 3

10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


iOS now allows ota update
HTC's update always been ota
Samsung now allows gs2 i9100g to be updated ota
Btw KIES is the worst piece of software I ever used and that's the reason why I will be avoiding samsung

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 06:03 2

16. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Other than iTunes

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 01:47 1

12. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Aww sad boy

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:30

8. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


xda has a rooted version of the update on their site

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:31 3

9. jove39 (Posts: 1328; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...does anyone even care about samsung's ics build...i have been running aokp from long time and stock ics gives way better experience than tw launcher.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:32

11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


AT&T gs2 is just international will better front right ?

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 02:54

14. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


When I was using my Captivate every day - I never did official updates through the phone directly or KIES - usually someone crated a custom ROM with the same info with even more features.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:09

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


love ATT they always say technnical issues.. just an excuse to put their crap on a phone... on the bright side when ICS is on the SGSII Jelly Bean 4.1 will be out

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 15:58

18. lleej (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I downloaded the update, and have experienced no lag, but I no longer have random reboots and also have greatly improved battery life

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 17:38

19. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Was this update just for the regular GS2 SGH-i777? Or did it include the GS2 Skyrocket SGH-i727 also?

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