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US Cellular finally updating the Galaxy S2, with Ice Cream Sandwich

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Friday, December 14th, 2012 With No Comments »

We may be sitting in a place where the Galaxy S3 is often talked about. And also at a time when Jelly Bean is often talked about. But that being the case, we probably should not stop thinking of the Galaxy S2 and Ice Cream Sandwich. After all, US Cellular has just announced an update for that handset.

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That said, those sporting a Galaxy S2 with US Cellular should probably move forward and grab this new dessert. Ice Cream Sandwich is arriving as version 4.0.04 and with build number FK19. This update will bring goodies to include what was, and still is described as a “more intuitive interface” along with some enhancements to the notification bar and Face Unlock. The notification bar enhancements include icons having been updated in the pull-down menu.

Otherwise, Ice Cream Sandwich also brings some improvements to the text input and editing as well as encryption. The encryption deals with both on device and the SD card. This update will also bring some pre-loaded apps to include Google Play Movies & TV as well as Slacker Radio.

With that, those ready to update will need to have a Windows computer with the SimpleDL app installed. And for those worried about how, worry not as US Cellular and Samsung have a detailed step-by-step that will walk you through the whole process.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info
    Device Name : Galaxy S II
    Manufactuer : Samsung
    Carrier : AT&T
    Announced Date : February 13, 2011
    Release Date : April 28, 2011
    Also Known As :
Display
  • Screen Size : 4.27 Inch
  • Resolution : 480×800
  • Screen Type : Super AMOLED Plus
Dimension & Weight
  • Height : 4.93 Inch
  • Width : 2.6 Inch
  • Depth : .33 Inch
  • Weight : 116 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1650 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 710 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • MP3
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
Hardware
    CPU : Exynos
    CPU Clock Speed : 1200 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 16 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

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