Similar to delay of Galaxy S3, AT&T delays release of Android 4.0 Upgrade.
It seems that just about everything associated with Samsung and their Galaxy S phones is experiencing a delay here in the US. And that now includes the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Galaxy S2 Skyrocket owners at AT&T. There have been rumors floating around that Samsung was going to require wireless carriers to provide ICS to S2 owners before they could sell the Galaxy S3. If that rumor has any truth to it, AT&T may have to delay the launch of the Galaxy S3 one more time in order to provide ICS to S2 owners.
While the Android 4.0 version for the S2 Skyrocket appeared for a time, it quickly disappeared from view and has not been seen since from AT&T. Some have pointed out that the Samsung Kies service, which is how you get this update, is undergoing maintenance. If that is correct, we can expect to see the update available tomorrow. If not, we can assume that AT&T has more work to do on ICS before they release it to the public. Sounds like more bloatware if that is the case. If the service interruption for maintenance is the issue, we can hope for all future Android updates to be in the form of over the air.
We plan for the upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for Galaxy S II customers to be live very soon. Like with every OS update, we test it on our servers before we roll it out to customers. We’re in the process of doing that with Android 4.0 (ICS) for Galaxy S II customers and hope to make that live soon. We recommend customers wait to attempt the update.
There were a few people who were able to get Android 4.0 downloaded before AT&T or Samsung pulled the plug. For everyone else, you just have to sit and wait until AT&T makes another announcement that is it now available.