According to Samsung, several European countries (including Hungary, Poland and Sweden) and South Korea got their ICS updates yesterday, with the United Kingdom following suit on Friday. Aside from basic Galaxy S2 users, owners of the Galaxy S2 LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (for 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1-inch variants) will also have the chance to upgrade their devices’ platforms to the new Android OS.
As Samsung is releasing the update separately for different parts of the world, some countries may have to wait a little longer than others. That would include the United States, where official news releases regarding the ICS updates have been few and far in-between.
The only one of substance in recent weeks has been Verizon ambiguously announcing the ICS update’s availability “in the near future” for the above Samsung devices. As for other Samsung announcements, they also mentioned that upgrades to Android 2.3 Gingerbread were completed as of last year. Another Gingerbread update will also be out by the end of March for several Samsung devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 has arguably been the South Korean company’s most popular smartphone since its release, and to add to its achievements, it had recently won MWC 2012 Best Phone honors.
However, it will give way to the Galaxy S3, which may include a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU and 4.8-inch display, among other features. So far, no official release dates have been announced by Samsung, although several rumors are suggesting an early summer launch for the Galaxy S3.