After long delays and false starts, Samsung has finally started rolling out the much awaited Android 4.0 Ice-cream Sandwich update to the global variant of Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphones. The announcement was made on Samsung’s official blog confirming that the Android 4.0 ICS software upgrade will begin in European countries including Poland, Hungary, Sweden, as well as Korea today and gradually roll out to other markets.
To be clear, the update is being rolled out for international spec Galaxy S2 (the GT-I9100), and the owners of AT&T/T-Mobile Galaxy S2 or a Sprint Epic 4G Touch would have to wait for their carriers to make the announcement.
Samsung has clarified that the Android 4.0 ICS update will be rolled out via KIES software manager. The Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, and the 8.9 and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs are next in line to receive the Ice-cream sandwich love.
Though the owners of the older models like Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab 7, Galaxy S Plus, and the Galaxy W won’t be getting the ICS update, Samsung has tried to make them feel a little better by offering new updates that bring features like Face Unlock and a revamped photo editor.[via]Techcrunch