Samsung starts bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to Galaxy S II

The company says that the update is already available in a few European countries and Korea, and will come to the U.K. next week.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is already running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is already running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung

After launching the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), Samsung has decided to bring the software to its other devices.

The company will kick off the Ice Cream Sandwich rollout with its Galaxy S II, it announced on its Facebook page last night. The device's owners in Poland, Hungary, and Sweden, as well as Korea, already have access to the update. In a follow-up statement to gadget news and reviews site Pocket-lint today, Samsung said that it plans to make Ice Cream Sandwich available to U.K. customers starting next week.

Samsung announced plans to start rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich on its devices earlier this year . At the time, the company said that it would make Ice Cream Sandwich available on both its Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note. In last night's statement, Samsung said that the "Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and 10.1" will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich "soon."

Samsung has yet to say when it will bring Ice Cream Sandwich to other countries around the world. However, it did acknowledge that "specific models upgradeable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers' requirements."

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