The rollout will begin for device owners with a number of European countries — including Poland, Hungary and Sweden — and it will also include those in Samsung’s native Korea. Currently there is no confirmed date but things are very much in the hands of the local carriers, who will give the upgrade a look and make any necessary tweaks, as the company explains:
The availability and scheduling of the software update and specific models upgradable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements.
The update, though not delivering a final date is notable as it is an official comment on a topic Samsung has been sheepish on, comes with a rather generic, but happy sounding, quote from JK Shin, who is President of Samsung’s IT and Mobile Communications Group. He says:
We expect that our customers will enjoy an enhanced experience with their Galaxy device through this upgrade. Samsung is committed to satisfying our customer needs.
The firm has also promised that Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Lite and Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will “follow soon”. Let’s take these updates as we’re told and not even go there trying to estimate a date for that.