Galaxy S II with ICS

The long-awaited Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II begins its rollout in Europe and Korea today. And this isn’t just another accidental news release from the electronics giant; this time it’s really happening.

The update will begin its journey in Korea, Samsung’s homeland, in addition to a number of European countries including Hungary, Poland, and Sweden. Those in the U.K. will get the update from next week. Other markets will follow gradually, Samsung promises, acknowledging that the update will need carrier approval before it can be made public:

The availability and scheduling of the software update and specific models upgradable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements.

Samsung believes the Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Galaxy devices — which introduces features like Face Unlock, Snapshot, and Photo Editor — “has solidified its position as the leader of Android devices.” While its president of IT & Mobile Communications, JK Shin, promises the release will enhance the experience users get from their device:

“We expect that our customers will enjoy an enhanced experience with their Galaxy device through this upgrade. Samsung is committed to satisfying our customer needs.”

The Ice Cream Sandwich update will also be making its way to the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S II LTE, the Galaxy Tab 8.9, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 “soon.”

Has Ice Cream Sandwich arrived on your Galaxy S II yet?

[via The Next Web]