The Samsung Galaxy S II has only been out on the market for a short while, and it’s not even available worldwide yet. However, that hasn’t stopped Samsung from issuing software updates for its flagship Android device of 2011. In fact, so far, the Galaxy S II has received no less than two different software updates.
The latest one is version i9100XWKE2, and it’s now available to install via Samsung’s Kies desktop software. And therein lies the catch – neither update is of the over-the-air variety. Which is a bit odd, since the Galaxy S II does seem to have an OTA update mechanism built-in, unlike its predecessor, the original Galaxy S. So updating your phone will require a computer and Samsung’s Kies desktop software.
The updates have made the Swype keyboard more responsive, addressed some connectivity issues, and fixed the automatic brightness. Presumably other, less known bug fixes have also made it into these updates.
The new firmware is rootable, so even if you’re into that sort of thing, you can flash without worrying.
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