Samsung has officially confirmed that an update to the latest Ice Cream Sandwich iteration of Android will definitely be available for its flagship kit, the Galaxy S2.
Responding to customer queries, the electronic giant’s UK team revealed via its official Twitter account that an update is on the way but stopped short of announcing a timeframe as to when it might finally hit devices.
Samsung UK posted: “@Ekz8 @moczilla Hi, good news - the Galaxy S II will be receiving ICS, but there are no dates confirmed as yet. We will keep you posted”.
It doesn’t take a genius to think Ice Cream Sandwich is going to land on the Galaxy S2 eventually. Although Sammy is reluctant to cough up a concrete date, our sources think it will be here by the end of December or January next year at the latest.
Ice Cream Sandwich, in case you didn’t know already, brings a re-jigged UI, an enhanced multitasking interface identical to Honeycomb with the ability to swipe to close running apps and an improved screen unlock mode to the platform.
The OS refresh made its UK debut today with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the third addition to the Nexus range of smartphones from Google.
The search giant has recently released the Ice Cream Sandwich SDK (software development kit) to manufacturers, so expect update announcements to start trickling in very soon.