Samsung Galaxy S2 SIM-free ICS Update Arrives

Samsung has confirmed the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 is now rolling out to customers using a SIM-free device.

“We can confirm that ‘Open Market’ [SIM-free] and all network upgrades are now complete except for Orange and T-Mobile which will follow as soon as possible, pending software testing and approvals. Thanks again for your patience, ” said the company in a statement to CNET UK.

The statement follows news of the update leaking out from users noticing the option appear for them over the last few days.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Gets Ice Cream Sandwich

To apply the update you must connect your phone to the Samsung Kies desktop sync software, either over USB or Wi-Fi.

Some users have expressed anger over Samsung’s handling of the rollout with Samsung failing to actually tell its users about the update, instead leaving it to the community to find out for themselves. However, SIM-free customers should count themselves lucky as Orange/T-Mobile customers are still waiting for there’s. Meanwhile Three and O2 users have had the update for a while and Vodafone is just starting to roll out too.

Have you upgraded yet or are you one of the unlucky Orange/T-Mobile customers still waiting? Moreover, how have you found the update – any issues? Let us know you thoughts in the comments.

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