It’s official, Samsung Mobile today announced the availability of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software upgrade for GALAXY S II.
According to official Samsung Mobile twitter account,The upgrade will begin in European countries including Poland, Hungary, Sweden, as well as Korea today and gradually roll out to other markets. Android 4.0 ICS software upgrade for GALAXY Note, GALAXY SII LTE, GALAXY Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will follow soon.
The Android 4.0 ICS update for Samsung galaxy S2 is available through Samsung Kies software, there is no word on the OTA roll-out and change log of the update is not available now. However according to earlier leaked ICS updates, the official Android 4.0 update will arrive with Samsung own TouchWiz UI, Face Unlock, Android Beam,data usage feature, multi-tasking and some apps will be improved.
Samsung Electronics has completed upgrading the GALAXY devices to Gingerbread last year by providing software upgrades to both Froyo and Gingerbread. With the ICS upgrade, Samsung Electronics has solidified its place as the leader of Android devices
Samsung Electronics will 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 of March. The firmware upgrades for GALAXY S, such as, include Face Unlock, Snapshot, Photo Editor and others.
The availability and scheduling of the software update and specific models upgradable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements.