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.
That last sentence is the killer. How long until the carriers get around to upgrading their phones? Verizon just upgraded the Samsung Continuum to Android 2.2 last month. It is nice is that we now have a four-horse race on our hands to determine which carrier is the fastest. My money is on Sprint.