Samsung To Release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich For More Galaxy S II Users, Next Week

March 14, 2012, By Alex Ion

Earlier today, Samsung announced that the Galaxy S II is upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in select markets including South Korea, Hungary, Poland, and Sweden. The company confirmed that other European countries are going to receive the update in the near future, but failed to confirm how soon and who exactly will receive it.

An official tweet states that Samsung officials admitted that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade will become available for download in the UK and other European markets as of March 19th , but it may be released as soon as the first rollout will be completed in the aforementioned countries. Still, Samsung Galaxy S2 owners will have to rely on the “March 19th” date therefore they shouldn’t hold their breath over a sooner launch date.

As of March 19th, Londoners will get the chance to experience the latest version of Android, however, Samsung warned consumers that not all of them will receive it at the same time. The South Korea-based company added that availability depends on carriers therefore you should contact your cell provider if you want to find out more information.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available for OTA download, and the process will remain the same for future countries therefore Samsung Galaxy S II owners should check for new updates under the device’s settings. Other tablets and smartphones including the Galaxy Note, Galaxy SII LTE, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will also be upgradeable in the coming weeks.

The latest Android version comes packed with features including Android Beam, Face Unlock, improved notifications screen, new visual effects, new font, the ability to uninstall pre-loaded apps, WP7-like People app, new Gallery app, and a photo editing tool among others.

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