The Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update saga is finally coming to an end. Well, at least the chapters in South Korea and some parts of Europe. Samsung Mobile has finally answered the now age-old question ‘When will the Galaxy S II Android 4.0 update happen?’
The answer is right now in South Korea, Poland, Hungary, and Sweden. According to the SamsungMobile Twitter account, these are the first markets to receive the update, but it should roll out to other markets gradually. That means users in other European and Asian markets with the GSM Galaxy S II should expect to start seeing update prompts over the next few days, assuming that nothing goes wrong with the first batch of users to upgrade. (Reminder: not everyone will see the update at once, so be patient.)
This puts an end to the false starts in certain markets and lends hope that more users should see improved service shortly. And before you start asking “When will __ get Ice Cream Sandwich?” as I’m sure you will, Samsung had this to say:
Android 4.0 ICS software upgrade for GALAXY Note, GALAXY SII LTE, GALAXY Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will follow soon.
“Soon” is an arbitrary term that can mean a week or 3 months, so the short answer is nobody knows. Owners of those devices outside of the United States will likely see the updates first, and there’s no telling when that will change. I know we’d all like for companies to be quicker and more transparent about these things, but this is the world in which we currently live.