Official release date Ice cream sandwich for Skyrocket?

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Official release date Ice cream sandwich for Skyrocket?

Does anybody know when ICS will be officially released by AT&T for the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket?  Would love to get a hold off it. I have been having some issues recently being able to access the memory card in the phone when I connect it to my PC via USB.  The USB connects fine and I can get access to the main memory of my phone (shows up as a drive on my PC), but the memory card does not show up on my PC.  On the phone it does say that the SD card is being used as a mass storage device.  I have tried on a few PC's but without any luck.  It wokred fine at first for a few months.  I was hoping upgrading to ICS would resolve this.  Otherwise, I will do a hard reset of the phone in the hoop this does teh trick.  But I'd hate to have to put everything and all settings back on the phone.

Thanks for any help.

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Scholar

Re: Official release date Ice cream sandwich for Skyrocket?

We aren't going to get an official release date out of AT&T.

 

This is the only official word AT&T will send out:

http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=22620&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=34101&mapcode=consumer

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Don't hold your breath my friend.  It could be months before the official update trickles down to the S2.  ICS was released in Europe and the UK (I think the UK got it), but not the US.  That's because the update now has be tested by the U.S. cell (such as At&t) carriers who will in turn schedule their own release dates.  From what I understand AT&T will send an email about a week before the update explaining the details.  Absolutely terrible form by google and AT&T on this release.  It couldn't have gone worse.

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Scholar

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Do people only buy phones to recieve the ICS update?
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Teacher

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I made sure the phones I have will get ICS  I've put the leaked rom on my note and on my skyrocket.  The skyrocket is back to 2.3.6.  I will probably put GB back on my note to get official ICS when it becomes available.

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AT&T NEVER announces release dates...

 

People didn't discover that the I777 UCKK6 Gingerbread update leak was a release until the OTA updates started rolling out.

 

Same for the Captivate.

Same for the Infuse.

 

You can't even tell based on the quality of the leak - sometimes horribly broken leaks (like I777 UCKK6) somehow get released anyway.

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With your Rom update, do you approach problems? Does anybody like HTC? My thought of the updates are, they have all the upgrades, but do not release any because they want to keep everyone thinking and buying new phone, justa thought.
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htc-davis wrote:
With your Rom update, do you approach problems? Does anybody like HTC? My thought of the updates are, they have all the upgrades, but do not release any because they want to keep everyone thinking and buying new phone, justa thought.

It's clear that AT&T wants that to happen...  AT&T still seems to have an effective relationship with Apple that causes them to cripple Android devices horribly.

 

There are many devices on AT&T that are only slightly different from international variants (the Skyrocket is an exception to this though...) - yet they consistently are plagued with problems not present in the international variants.  Look at the AT&T Galaxy S II (SGH-I777) vs the international GSII (GT-I9100) - they're 99% identical, but every AT&T release is plagued with problems not present in international releases, or which international devices rapidly receive a fix for.

 

I dislike HTC because they blatantly lied about their bootloader policy.

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Scholar

Re: Official release date Ice cream sandwich for Skyrocket?

You are probably correct about the crippling device's because it's ongoing. What about blootloader policy??
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The reason at&t phones have more problems and slower fixes is that at&t insists on adding bloatware and carrier modifiications to the operating system. They do not use standard android. So anything that comes out must go through at&t as an additional step.
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Tell me which Android phone doesn't do that?  Even the GNexus for Verizon needs specific modification to Verizon (remove Google Wallet support). And most Google Nesus S phones haven't even received official ICS update yet (from Google). And the international GSM version of GNexus (non carrier branded) is even one build version behind Verizon's GNexux.

 

The slow update roll out is Android's signature and curse.


FredW wrote:
The reason at&t phones have more problems and slower fixes is that at&t insists on adding bloatware and carrier modifiications to the operating system. They do not use standard android. So anything that comes out must go through at&t as an additional step.

 

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foxbat121 wrote:

Tell me which Android phone doesn't do that?  Even the GNexus for Verizon needs specific modification to Verizon (remove Google Wallet support). And most Google Nesus S phones haven't even received official ICS update yet (from Google). And the international GSM version of GNexus (non carrier branded) is even one build version behind Verizon's GNexux.

 

The slow update roll out is Android's signature and curse.


FredW wrote:
The reason at&t phones have more problems and slower fixes is that at&t insists on adding bloatware and carrier modifiications to the operating system. They do not use standard android. So anything that comes out must go through at&t as an additional step.

 


Verizon didn't NEED to remove Google Wallet - they CHOSE to do so.

 

AT&T doesn't NEED to cripple Android phones and delay updates, they CHOOSE to.

 

Nexus S devices not purchased through a carrier are fine with regards to updates.

 

Your claim regarding the HSPA+ GNex vs. the Verizon GNex is false - the Verizon GNex is the one that's TWO versions behind, stuck on 4.0.2 - http://code.google.com/android/nexus/images.html - The international GSM/HSPA GNex already has a factory image available for 4.0.4 less than two weeks from Google pushing out source.  The Verizon-crippled variant is the ONLY currently supported Nexus device (other than the Korean M200 variant) that does not have 4.0.4 available.

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I know there is 4.0.4 source and factory image out but there from what I read Google haven't push them out via OTA yet. Being available through other means is not the same thing as officially pushed out.

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I was told Q1 2012 for Skyrocket ICS upgrade when I bought this phone last year. Here we are at the end of Q2 and no release date. Is Skyrocket being passed over?

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None of the Samsung phones on AT&T, GS2, Skyrocket and Note, have ICS release yet. It is just typical Samsung.

 

Now before anyone blame it on AT&T entirely. I also have a Samsung GTab 10.1 Wi-fi bought a year ago and there is also no ICS for it yet  (it does not require any carrier verification).

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