Samsung Rolls Out Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread for Galaxy S II

The update is only available for unlocked units via Kies

By Cosmin Vasile on November 26th, 2011 17:41 GMT

It looks like Samsung is determined to update most of its popular Galaxy smartphones to Android 4.0 operating system.

The handset maker already confirmed it will bring its high-end Galaxy devices to the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich sometime next year.

At least two carriers already confirmed they will deploy Google's Ice Cream Sandwich platform for some of Samsung's Galaxy devices, namely the AT&T Galaxy S II Rocket and TELUS Galaxy S II X.

Although Samsung has yet to confirm which of its tablets and smartphones will be updated to Android 4.0, we can safely assume that most of the high-end models will get it in 2012.

For the time being, the Korean handset manufacturer is preoccupied to roll out the latest updates for all its Android devices, but mostly for the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II models.

One week after the Samsung deployed the Android 2.3.5 update for the original Galaxy S, the company decided to go live with the latest Android 2.3.6 for the highly-acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S II.

According to the folks over at YouMobile, the update was initially pushed in Mexico, but may soon be available in additional countries.

Besides bringing the smartphone's firmware to version Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, the update adds several changes and corrects some bugs.

It is also worth mentioning that Android 2.3.6 for Galaxy S II improves the security of the phone, as well as the performance.

In addition, the phone is reportedly booting-up faster after with the latest update, while the HSPA connectivity speed has been increased.

Some changes have been added to the camera interface, but no details have been disclosed yet. The infamous lockscreen hang bug has been fixed fixed as well.

It appears that the update is only available for unlocked Galaxy S II units via Samsung Kies desktop software.
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