I'm sorry if this sounds more like another rant against Kies than a question. I have an International GS2 and a Mac. I've been (sadly) watching the news about ICS update coming last to our international phones (the ones we pay so much for). I bought my GS2 when passing through Bangkok. I installed Kies on my Mac when I first got my GS2 but it ate so much CPU on my Mac (even when when the UI was not active) I had to uninstall. I'm now reading that I need to use Kies to upgraded to ICS. Is that true? No over the air updates? Seriously? I have a top-rated dual-core device that has both wifi and cell data and I still need another computer to update it? Is that just to force people into using Kies? If I wanted to be tied to a crappy desktop interface I would have bought an iPhone and used iTunes. Poking around the forums I seems like many people have problems with Kies, and many more just think it sucks. Is this the future for the Samsung products -- having to use Kies for updates? Other than updates, does Kies offer anything that just having a USB connection and mounting the phone's storage won't do?