There’s been some confusion and some false starts, but it seems that Samsung is finally rolling out the eagerly awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for its Galaxy S II handsets.
Before you get too excited, you may have to prepare yourself for a wait as there may be a considerable delay before every variant of this massively successful phone is upgraded.
Samsung say that the roll-out has already started in some European countries including Poland, Hungary, and Sweden – as well as South Korea – with other markets to follow at an as-yet unspecified date.
The company advises users that, “The availability and scheduling of the software upgrade and specific models upgradeable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements.”
In other words, it’s down to each wireless carrier if you’ll be getting the upgrade or not.
Here’s Samsung’s Facebook update, which also says that the GALAXY Note, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will all be getting Ice Cream Sandwich updates soon:
Samsung offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for GALAXY S II
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.