According to its Facebook and Twitter accounts, Samsung is starting today to roll-out Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy S II. Initially expected to be rolled-out last weekend, this delay of only 3 days isn't too bad at all. According to Samsung Mobile's Facebook fan page, ICS will be served first to Galaxy S II users in the European countries including Poland, Hungary and Sweden, as well as Korea, and gradually roll out to other markets. However, it's not clear if this means that Poland, Hungary and Sweden are getting the upgrade first, with other European countries to follow after or why these three countries are mentioned - since everybody should know that they are in Europe.
Nevertheless, Samsung has also confirmed that Android 4.0 is also in the pipeline for the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 and that it will follow soon after, without yet giving an expected time of arrival.
And if you are not getting any Ice Cream Sandwich love today because you are owning a Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab 7", Galaxy S Plus, Galaxy S SCL (Super Clear LCD) or Galaxy W, Samsung has confirmed that it is at least rolling-out Android 2.3/Gingerbread firmware updates from end March which bring new features like Face Unlock, Snapshot, Photo Editor and others - for selected devices.
As always, the availability and scheduling of the upgrades and specific models upgradeable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers' requirements.
Cheers ~ Arne