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?

Conan Hughes
Contributor at Android Authority covering all things Android.