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Samsung Galaxy S II and Note to get Android 4.0 in March

Samsung Galaxy Note

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note smartphones will get an Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) software update in March.

According to our colleagues on Stuff.tv, the Norwegian arm of Samsung has confirmed that development of Ice Cream Sandwich is on schedule for release on more products at the end of this quarter.

It will bring facial recognition unlocking, a better browser, multitasking and a new task manager to both mobile devices. Galaxy Tab owners will get the upgrade later this year.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which we've just recently tested, is the first Samsung smartphone to get the Android 4.0 operating system.

• In a separate development, the latest rumours are that Apple may launch the new iPhone 5 on June 10th to coincide with its worldwide developer conference (WWDC).

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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 whathifi.com 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.