Here’s some good news for Galaxy S II owners, and indeed those with some other Samsung devices including tablets.
Because Ice Cream Sandwich is finally getting served up, according to Samsung’s Facebook page.
Unfortunately, here in the UK we’re going to have to wait slightly longer to get the fresh OS treat.
Android 4.0 will be out in Korea for the S II today, and some European countries – Poland, Hungary and Sweden – but not the UK just yet. It’s imminent, though, and indeed speculation pins the date down as next week for this country.
Although network operators’ delivery schedules may vary, as ever…
ICS is also on its way “soon” for the Galaxy Note hybrid smartphone, and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1.
However, if you were hoping that your original Galaxy S might just sneak in with an ICS upgrade, that isn’t going to happen.
The Galaxy S, along with the Galaxy Tab 7 inch, are due to receive a bolstered Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade, which in the smartphone’s case will include “Face Unlock, Snapshot, and Photo Editor” features among others.
Still, it’s slightly disappointing given that the Galaxy S can handle ICS, by all accounts, as folks who’ve gone the custom route have it up and running already. Of course, cynics might suggest that ICS is another incentive to get the S III when it comes out early summer, and upgrade from your “old” Galaxy S.