Official: Samsung Galaxy S II Receiving ICS in Europe And Korea Today


Long awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software update for its mega-popular Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. The ICS update for Galaxy S II is currently been rolled out in European countries including Hungary, Poland, Sweden, and Korea today, while the rest of the world will be getting the update gradually in the nearest future. The company added that ICS updates for the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 are also coming soon. Finally, owners of devices like the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab 7-inch will soon be seeing Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware upgrades.

Here’s what Samsung said via their Facebook page:

We’re thrilled to announce that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be served to GALAXY S II users in the European countries including Poland, Hungary and Sweden, as well as Korea today, and gradually roll out to other markets. 

ICS for GALAXY Note, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will follow soon.
In addition, we’ll also offer Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware upgrades for GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab 7″, GALAXY S Plus, GALAXY S SCL (Super Clear LCD) and GALAXY W from end March. The firmware upgrades for GALAXY S, for example, include Face Unlock, Snapshot, Photo Editor, and others. 

The availability and scheduling of the software update and specific models upgradeable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements.

With Galaxy S II variants available on just about every US carrier, it will be interesting to see who will be the first to deliver the update over-the-air.