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Yes, Samsung’s Galaxy S II will get Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”

Samsung Galaxy S IIWith Android 4.0, codenamed “Ice Cream Sandwich,” being the talk of the town, owners of Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S II have been anxious to hear if and when they’ll receive Google’s latest mobile update.

Now, they can rest a bit easier, as Samsung’s UK division has confirmed on Twitter that the Galaxy S II will indeed receive Ice Cream Sandwich.

There’s still no release date yet, and Samsung US has yet to corroborate the announcement, but it’s a good sign for owners of the phone, who had to sit back and watch Google unveil Android 4.0 soon after the Galaxy S II’s launch in the US. Google’s flagship Galaxy Nexus phone, also developed by Samsung, will be the first Android phone to run Ice Cream Sandwich, which together with its better specs, made it quickly overshadow the Galaxy S II.

With Android 4.0 on the horizon, just about every other major Android phone being released now is promising support for the new OS early next year, including the Droid Razr, HTC Rezound, and Sony’s entire Xperia smartphone lineup.

As the Verge notes, Samsung UK’s plans typically fall in line with the company’s other European rollouts. Samsung has historically been slow about rolling out Android updates in the US, but hopefully that’s something that will be improved this time around. There’s also no word yet on whether the original Galaxy S will get upgraded to Android 4.0


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