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Samsung: Galaxy S II Officially Getting Android 4.0 on March 10

Galaxy S II US familyOh happy day, Galaxy S II owners. Samsung announced on Thursday the much anticipated update to Android 4.0 will roll out on Saturday, March 10. Via the company’s FAQ, users will need KIES 2.0 to get that Ice Cream Sandwich goodness, so prepare yourself before the big day hits. This is a huge step forward for Samsung, as its Galaxy S II is hugely popular worldwide. Here’s what the Korean-based company included in its FAQ:

1. Major Improvement

      – Platform upgrades Android 2.3 Gingerbread → Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

       ㆍ Face Unlock and Android Beam are added

       ㆍ Mobile Network Data usage function is added

       ㆍ Usability of multi-tasking and some applications is improved

       ※ Because of ICS OS feature, Adobe flash and Bluetooth 3.0 HS will not be supported in. ICS OS (Bluetooth 3.0 is supported still)

The company warns that 60MB of space is needed through KIES, and some applications may be incompatible with ICS. Those minor issues aside, only two days until millions around the globe experience Google’s latest OS.

Update: Looks like this is only rolling out to the global version (GT-I9100), for now. The update should hit individual carriers in the U.S. soon, with a subsequent release once the obligatory testing is done.

[via Samsung]


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