T-Mobile Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 get maintenance upgrades


A pair of Samsung phones for Magenta are in line to receive some quick software upgrades starting today, it seems. The Samsung Galaxy S2, the 2011 sensation, will receive an upgrade that will apply a “Qualcomm fix,” and will also bring improvements to S Voice/Vlingo. Other security updates, bug fixes and device enhancements have been made, though those particular changes aren’t being detailed at the moment.

And no, this doesn’t take us beyond Android 2.3.6 — we hear that particular update is in the works for at least the international version, but whether or not it comes to T-Mobile’s is still up in the air. This would appear to be the same upgrade we saw rolling out starting last week so if you weren’t able to catch it back then you should be good to go today.

Samsung’s shining star of 2012 — the Samsung Galaxy S3 — is also receiving an upgrade, though its changes seem a tad more mild in comparison. We’re told to expect an improved user experience, and without T-Mobile’s willingness to go more in-depth about that we can only assume that means some bugs have been squashed and the obligatory performance enhancements have been made.

Galaxy S2 owners will need to set aside 11MB for their download, while those on the Galaxy S3 will only need about 4MB of bandwidth to pull theirs down. As a general rule of thumb, try to make sure your battery is at 50% before accepting the upgrade, and make sure you read up on the other prerequisites (check the source links) to make sure things go off without a hitch.

[via T-Mobile (GS2) | (GS3)]

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. 2.3.6? The tmobile gs2 has had ICS for a while now.

  2. My fiance’s tmo gsIII is showing no software update available? Its currently running android version 4.1.1

  3. …what are you talking about?! 2.3.6?? You guys are shitty writers

  4. 2.3.6?! Seriously? You guys are shitty writers.

  5. like what everybody else said… 2.3.6??

  6. Not everyone want to go through the Kies process just to get the ICS update. I personally am glad t-mobile still supports Gingerbread.

    1. Good that you didn’t upgrade to ICS. As much as it is cool, it is also a stability nightmare.

  7. I was on 4.0.3 on my Galaxy S2 (previously installed via Samsung KIES software) and received 4.0.4 as OTA from T-Mobile. Very unexpected…

  8. Just updated at midnight I don’t see the anything different o well time to root.

  9. No up date yet. I’m still running 2.3.6. Waiting for the OTA!

  10. just when i think that nothing better can happen with these scintillating models ( http://www.galaxys3contracts.org.uk/samsung-galaxy-siii-sparkling-diamond-of-tech-era/)
    i happen to come across these update news..really Great…Love you Sammy!

  11. Just plug your phone into your pc and perform a manual update. The Note2 is still my weapon of choice. Battery life is fantastic and processing speed is faster than my pc.

  12. It bricked my S2, and my replacement is now on back order. Not a happy camper right now. I heard from 2 Tmobile employees in 2 different states that this has happened to several people. Might be an interesting story.

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