T-Mobile Galaxy SII users are set to receive a brand new update today! While it is not the long awaited Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s still a welcome update, It does fix a few bugs that were present in the previous build, UVKL1. It doesn’t raise the Android version (still at 2.3.6) but again, it’s just a small maintenance update.
The update is 32.3MB and can be pulled manually right now by going to Settings and pressing Software Update (assuming you’re on stock software of course). Or, if you’re lazy, just wait for the OTA to be pushed to your phone automatically.
It’s strange that the rollout for this update is May 21st through June 22nd. This means there will be no new updates until after this rollout ends, which means no Ice Cream Sandwich before June 22nd. Don’t think this means you aren’t getting the update, as Samsung has confirmed that the T-Mobile Galaxy SII will be getting ICS. It just seems to be a bit late. But really, what can you expect from a carrier controlled phone? Everyone blamed Samsung for the Galaxy S slow updates, but that was only in America. The international model got Froyo fast, and was the first phone in the world to officially get Gingerbread (aside from the Nexus S). So please, blame the carriers for all these delays. Also, the T-Mo SII does have an ICS leak already, so development is well on its way.
Full update information:
- Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T989UVLDE
- Over-The-Air Update (32.3 MB)
- Approved 5/21/12
- Random reboot/power off fixed
- Device stability improvements
- Qualcomm chip patch
- Google Security fixes
- Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T989UVKL1 update
- At least 50% battery life