ICS Upgrade Confirmed for Galaxy S2

by: Conan HughesNovember 18, 2011

Just as the first Samsung handset to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – is released, the folks from Samsung U.K. have delighted many by confirming that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be getting the latest version of Android, as well.

Samsung U.K. tweeted the good news yesterday: “Hi, good news – the Galaxy S II will be receiving ICS, but there are no dates confirmed as yet. We will keep you posted.”

While rumors have been anticipating such update, Samsung never confirmed it officially until that happy tweet from Samsung U.K.  It is possible that the U.K. and European countries will get the ICS upgrade for the Galaxy S II ahead of the U.S., as historically, that has almost always been the case for Samsung’s Android updates.

For instance, the U.K. and its neighboring countries received the Froyo update for the Samsung Galaxy S in November, 2010–about two months before the Froyo updated trickled down to the U.S.

As to whether or not the Galaxy S will also be receiving an ICS update, Samsung is not making any promises so far.

Ice Cream Sandwich is also set to arrive on other handsets from companies such as Sony, HTC, and Motorola.

Do you own a Galaxy S II?  And, can you wait for ICS to arrive?

  • Aso

    we have no choice except waiting!

    • Visu Koganti

      That’s true…

  • Paul Kb Han

    So excited ..can’t wait!
    Thanks Android Authority for great news to wake upto :)

  • cant wait, so i will use a non official rom of ics on mg s2 once available..

  • Josw

    i ave Galaxy S 2 with 2.3 version will it b updated automatically???

  • GSII

    What about the Galaxy S II Skyrocket? Will it get ICS?

    • Joshuadjohnson22

      yes the skyrocket was confirmed long ago

  • king

    and what about samsung galaxy s2 I9100G will it get ICS update also?

  • Markgtr77

    I have developed such a huge love/hate relationship with waiting for all of the newest & coolest android stuff! I HATE WAITING FOR IT BUT LOVE THE HECK OUT OF IT ONCE IT GETS OUT OF THE BOX AND INTO MY GRATEFUL HANDS!

  • SpiderCata

    can’t wait for ICS

  • czarnuch pol

    ive seen ics on nexus and im wont be waiting for this with my sgs2 @ 1.6ghz

  • Bhale38

    Does anyone know if the galaxy s II sgh-i777 will get the ics update??