So after all of that long discussion, does t-mobilr have an estimated date for the ICS upgrade?
Apparently not. If they did they probably would have made an announcement or chimed in here.
Let's hope they are working around Samsung's patent losses to Apple and coming out with an improved interface.
For all of my T-Mobile backstopping here - one of the main reasons I got the SII was to get ICS sooner rather than later.
Upon evaluating the length of time it is taking for T-Mobile / Samsung to release ICS I can't imagine buying another one of their phones, regardless of its great hardware or reviews. ICS was released by Google over 5+ months ago & my T-Mobile S2 still hasn't been upgraded yet & we're looking at "Jelly Bean" by mid-summer, which means we could be over 1 yr before they're able to get another firmware release out. I'm seeing cellular providers getting behind further & further & this is only going to get worse if they don't make it more of a priority so I've decided that it appears my next phone / tablet may be an Asus or Google since they are the only ones who so far have stayed on top of their firmware releases.
Maybe you don't understand who writes the firmware releases. It is primarily done by the hardware manufacturers not the carriers. The carriers are busy worrying about carrier things and buy their hardware from the manufacturers.
Asus and Google are not carriers. And Google is not a manufacturer. So how is Google keeping up with firmware updates for the Nexus? Has it got Android 4.1 yet? Can it get Android 5.0? Probably not. Is that Verizon's responsibility or Google's responsibility? Or Samsung's responsibility?
Nexus devices are Google's responsibility to update.
They're usually cutting edge released -- if not bleeding edge.
If someone wants a device that's on the edge of the OS, a Nexus device is it. That is why there's only ONE at a time. Once the new Nexus device comes out, Google usually releases one or two more updates to the old one then pretty much abandons it. Sometimes the old devices will get the new OS, sometimes they won't. All depending on where they are in their life and whether or not the device can handle it.
Remaining devices (aka SII, Sensation, MyTouch, etc) are the manufacturer's responsibility to produce an image and the carrier will then install their features (in T-Mobile's case "My Account", "Wifi Calling", etc) and test the image to make sure it works. If there's something not right, it goes back to the manufacturer. Again, performance is big with these, so it's "whether or not the device can handle it" -- and, remember, just because the device can handle the base OS doesn't mean it can handle some of the extra features that the phone was sold to contain [for example, WiFi calling]. If all the features the phone was sold with cannot be implemented on a new OS, it will not come out.
If only I could get ICS on my mobile device. All my bills would be paid, the check engine light would stop coming on in my car, I would win the lottery, my upstairs neighbors would'nt tap dance thoughout all day and night, my HDTV would grow to 80 inches, Lost would make sense, the weather in Southern Cali would be 75 always even at night, the Easter Bunny would hang out with me like in Hop, Unicorns would pull me in a chariot across the sky and the world would be perfect.
I hope ics turns me in to Angelina Jolie! Can't wait! Hurry up ics!
While ICS may not perform miracles, it does have some nice features in it.
I am holding on installing software and making changes to my phone as I know ICS update is around the corner and I will have to redo it all.
All I asking is basically is the same as the very original thread subject:
ICS update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S2?? WHWN??
You say that like its not true
woah, woah woah... LOST will never make sense.
If the galaxy s2 is their flag ship device, and their most popular, T-mobile should make it a point to keep it up to date.
T-mobile is supposed to be fighting against the iPhone experience with the galaxy s2, the longer I wait the more I'm looking to leave.
I mean really, I just want my phone to be keep current with solid cell service. For the areas T-mobile has coverage it is good so just fix your phone problems.
That is where T-mobile is loosing, the g2x was a disaster and now the gs2 isn't getting updated either.
Who has time for this nonsense? I'll be switching to verizon for the LTE iphone, at least apple keeps their products updated.
T-mobile, maybe it's time to give cyanogemod a call. If you pass them the drivers, they can at least keep your phone's software up to date.
I'm tired of every phone from tmobile being like a software time capsule.
THERE IS NO ICS OFFICAL RELEASED UPDATE FOR ANY US GALAXY S II VARIANT! So why is everyone coming down on T-Mobile so hard?
If everyone else had their updates the official ones, then your gripes would be valid. I would even join in. But that's not the case right now. Just relax. It will be here.
Well it's on several carriers outside the US...
You're probably right, it's just as much Samsung. To be honest I really doubt the US t-mobile gs2 will get the update, it's got that silly qualcomm chip in it.
Apples and Apple pies. Their the same but still different. Even the business model is extremely different.
I just saw on the Drippler app for GS2 that the update will start rolling out on April 22.
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