Asia Bizz: South Korea-based company Samsung Electronics revealed that it has started upgrading its Galaxy S II smartphone to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. On March 13, 2012, Samsung said that the upgrade will begin from the European countries including Poland, Sweden, Hungary as well as Korea on March 13, 2012.
The upgrade will gradually roll out in the other prospective markets. Surprisingly, the company has not spoken about countries like US and France, but there are chances that the UK customers will soon get the update.
The update will probably be available this week, but the actual arrival date for the users will be dependent on each operator’s own software approvals process. Without elaborating on the process, Samsung said that the Android 4.0 software upgrade for the Galaxy Note, Galaxy R, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, 7.7, 8.9 and 8.9 LTE will soon be introduced.
It has been five months since Google launched its Android 4.0 and the Galaxy Nexus that was developed by Samsung and Google. The new OS is now slowly taking off with upgrades in the existing phones and new products.