Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 getting Ice Cream Sandwich, promo says

The mid-range Galaxy Ace 2 is in line for a scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich, if a Samsung promo video is telling the truth.

The mid-range Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is in line for a scoop of Android 4.0  Ice Cream Sandwich , if a Samsung promo video is to be believed.

The clip, spotted by Sammyhub, shows the Android-powered Ace 2 swirling around to some uptempo, accessible music. At the 14-second mark the Ice Cream Sandwich logo is shown on screen, along with the words, "Android Gingerbread ICS upgradeable".

It would be spiffing to see Samsung sending the 'sandwich along to Ace 2 owners, as one of my big gripes with the otherwise-promising phone was that it would arrive running out of date software.

This is by no means a guarantee the Ace 2 will get Ice Cream Sandwich though -- you'll note the text reads, 'ICS upgradeable' rather than promising the upgrade or giving any time estimates.

It's definitely a strong hint, but Samsung has proved notoriously slippery when it comes to Android 4.0 -- taking ages to squeeze the update onto the Galaxy S2, and performing several about-turns when it came to updating the original Ace. I've contacted Samsung for more information, and I'll let you know if I hear anything.

The Ace 2 went on sale earlier this week with numerical network Three -- yours for free when you agree to a £22 per month contract, though a £27 per month contract gets you a healthier amount of data.

The Ace 2 has a 3.8-inch display with a 480x800-pixel resolution and a 800MHz dual-core processor, while around the back lurks a 5-megapixel camera. We'll have a full review as soon as possible, so stay tuned.

What version of Android are you using? Are you intrigued by the Galaxy Ace 2? Let me know in the comments or on our Facebook wall.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.


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