Samsung will officially launch Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S II in Q1 2012

Posted on Dec 20 2011 - 2:42pm by Brian

Whenever Google announces an update for the Android OS, all of us fanboys can feel that Christmas-like anticipation and excitement welling up from within. Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich is no different and happy owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II have been waiting for this announcement since the first news of the Galaxy Nexus.

There have been rumors and speculation regarding an ICS update for Samsung devices but no official word until today. We know that Samsung is currently working on a ICS ROM for the Galaxy S II which features their TouchWiz overlay, but in addition to the Galaxy S II, the following device owners should also expect o get ICS in the upcoming months:

  • Galaxy S II
  • Galaxy S II LTE
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy R
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

The Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II will be the first devices to receive the firmware update beginning Q1 2012, while the rest of the upgradeable models will each receive their own separate announcements regarding their update schedules for each carrier/region.

If you are wondering what all this ICS hubbub is about, ICS will bring an entirely new look and feel to Android, which hasn’t changed as much as you would think since its inception. With the release of Android 4.0, the UI will receive improvements in multi-tasking, notifications, hotspotting, NFC, and web browsing. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, I suggest borrowing your friend’s T-Mobile Nexus S which supports the ICS update, or visiting your nearest Verizon store!

Via Samsung Tomorrow

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  1. Krzysztof December 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm -

    so what about 20 milion users of Galaxy S line that is up for 18 months only?

    what about this year Google I/O agreement to update devices if they meet hardware requirements for 18 months since lunch (ics was officialy announced 2 months ago)

    i do not think samsung can ignore 20 millions users considering it sold like 40 millions of smart-phones in last two years

    if so good luck in few years in becoming hardware supiler for apple, google and motorola

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