Samsung confirms date for Android 4.0 update on Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S2


Samsung UK has confirmed the Galaxy S 2 update for Android 4.0 will go live on March 19th.

The update to the latest Ice Cream Sandwich incarnation of Google's operating system will however depend on your network's own software approval process.

Samsung also said that Android 4.0 will be available for the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy 10.1 soon.

The full statement by Samsung UK reads as follows:

"Samsung UK can confirm that the roll out of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on Galaxy S II will be available from week commencing 19th March, however the availability of software upgrades in the UK will be dependent upon each network’s own software approvals process. ICS for GALAXY Note, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will follow soon."

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Published 20.12.2011:

Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners will get the latest version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, on their devices next year.

The first units to receive the update will be the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note, which are destined to get Android 4.0 at the start of the new year. Galaxy Tab owners will get the upgrade later in 2012.

Ice Cream Sandwich owners get features including facial recognition unlocking as well as enjoying the likes of the People App, NFC capabilities, wi-fi hotspot improvements and better multi-tasking.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.