The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now available for download for a new handset on AT&T’s network, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.
The phone is reportedly getting the new software update as version i727UCLF6, bumping the platform it runs under up to 4.0.4
and adding a host of new features into the mix.
However, the update is not delivered over the air, and users will need to connect their devices to a Windows PC, fire up the Kies software from Samsung, and then kick off the installation process.
Even so, they will be notified on their devices on the availability of the new software. Additionally, they can also perform manual checks to see whether it was released for them or not, through going to Settings > About phone > Software update.
For those out of the loop, we should note that the Galaxy S II Skyrocket comes with a faster processor than the Galaxy S II, namely a dual-core 1.5GHz chip versus the dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor Galaxy S II was launched with.
The rest of the specs are similar, users being offered 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot and an 8-megapixel photo snapper.
The handset was already a highly appealing smartphone, and the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for it should make it even better.
Along with this smartphone, AT&T and Samsung are also upgrading the GALAXY Note
behemoth to the Android 4.0 operating system, the latest reports on the matter suggested.
In addition to the platform itself, the large 5.5-inch device will taste a Premium Suite update, which includes a series of apps that can take full advantage of its pen input capabilities.
In the meantime, those who would like to learn some more info on the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II Skyrocket should head over to the XDA-Developers forum