Samsung Electronics has officially announced that an update to the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android will be launched for the Galaxy S II smartphone by the end of March 2012.
The South Korean electronics giant confirmed through its official blog that its Galaxy smartphones and tablets can be upgraded to the latest Android OS.
“Samsung Electronics plan to provide the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for GALAXY devices,” announced the company. “The platform update for GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note will start in the first quarter 2012, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow.”
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, together with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, was first unveiled at a Samsung/Google news conference last October 19, 2011 in Hong Kong.
The new mobile OS version brings a new look and feel to the Android OS. It has a redesigned user interface with improvements in notifications, multi-tasking, NFC support, Wi-Fi hotspot and full Web browsing experience. It also features the new People App that enables users to browse messages, photos and social network updates from their friends and family.
Other Android device manufacturers have rushed to launch Android 4.0 to their customers. Sony Ericsson has already launched the Ice Cream Sandwich on a number of its Xperia devices. Motorola said that Droid Bionic and Razr will get the new version, while HTC is now working to bring the update to its devices early this year.
via: Electric Pig