Samsung Galaxy Note with Stylus

If you're the owner of a Samsung Galaxy device, then the next few months have a treat in store for you. An Ice Cream Sandwich kind of treat. Samsung has issued a press release this morning to confirm that all Galaxy devices will receive the much-anticipated Android 4.0 update starting the first quarter of 2012.

Its Italian office reportedly announced the update back in October, but just in case you needed further confirmation, today's announcement from the Korean company should put your mind at rest. You'll be the first to get the update if you have a Galaxy S II or the new Galaxy Note, with other Galaxy devices following shortly afterwards:

The platform update for GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note will start in the first quarter 2012, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow.

The ICS-upgradable devices are the GALAXY S II, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Note, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 10.1, GALAXY Tab 8.9, GALAXY Tab 7.7, and GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus.

Samsung promises to make individual announcements for each of its handsets when specific Ice Cream Sandwich updates go live. The company notes that these will depend on "market situation and carriers' requirements."

Those of you with a Samsung Galaxy Nexus will already be enjoying Google's latest Android operating system, and you may have also had a taste if you're using a Galaxy S II. An alpha build of the update was leaked online recently, allowing users to upgrade their handsets before Samsung's official release. However, the software wasn't all that stable, so it's recommended that you wait until an official update is available before upgrading.

Are you happy with the time it's taken Samsung to roll out the Ice Cream Sandwich update?

[via The Next Web]