Samsung Galaxy S II’s In Europe Officially Receiving Android 4.0 Update Now


If you listen carefully, you can hear the Ice Cream man driving down the streets of  Europe, bringing Android 4.0 to Galaxy S II owners from across the pond. Samsung announced the good news today via their Twitter and Facebook pages, letting the world know the updates are currently hitting Poland, Hungary, Sweden in addition to Korea, which we told you guys about earlier today.

Additional devices like the Galaxy Note, S II LTE, Galaxy Tab 8.9, 10.1’s were also mentioned to be receiving their updates in the near future but no specific time frame could be given. Here’s what Samsung said via their Facebook page:

We’re thrilled to announce that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be served to GALAXY S II users in the European countries including Poland, Hungary and Sweden, as well as Korea today, and gradually roll out to other markets.

ICS for GALAXY Note, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Tab 8.9 and 10.1 will follow soon.

In addition, we’ll also offer Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware upgrades for GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab 7″, GALAXY S Plus, GALAXY S SCL (Super Clear LCD) and GALAXY W from end March. The firmware upgrades for GALAXY S, for example, include Face Unlock, Snapshot, Photo Editor, and others.

The availability and scheduling of the software update and specific models upgradeable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements.

If you’re living anywhere outside of countries mentioned above, expect ICS to “gradually roll out” as it is tested and dissected and digested by your local carrier/network/telecom before it can hit your device. The race is definitely on. With Galaxy S II variants available on just about every US carrier, it will be interesting to see who will be the first to deliver the update over-the-air. My bet is on Sprint.

Any one of our readers in the EU receive their update yet?

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Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Mmmmm, I’ll take the two cuties to-go

    1. I’ll take the phones in their hands, to go.

      1. I’ll take both the cuties and phones…. and one billion dollars

        1. LOL

    2. Two orders of crabs, and chlamydia coming your way.

  2. I am actually pretty impressed how most, if not all manufacturers, are bringing 4 to a lot of their handsets and seem to be in quick fashion. Wonder if there is a push from Google to get as many as possible on same OS.

    1. Yeah, it seems their all competing with one another which is great for us. Some people forget that this ICS rollout is a lot quicker than Gingerbread last year =)

      1. except Moto

  3. Great news!! I can’t wait to get ICS on my T-Mo Galaxy SII in March next year!!! lol…

    1. T-Mobile getting ICS March next year? LOL, you make me laugh, you’re not getting ICS update on T-Mobile, EVER!

      Don’t worry, you can install a custom ICS ROM from XDA that some developer you don’t even know made, and sure the GPS and 911 emergency calling won’t work, the battery will drain in 30 mins, and you will get constant force closes, but hey at least you’ll be running ICS.

      1. Heh…already have ICS on my ORIGINAL Galaxy S

  4. I wonder if this includes the Skyrocket version. Could you report back on this too?

    1. This does not include the Skyrocket.  Skyrocket (727) is a different device from the International S2 (9100).

  5. U.S. always getting the big weinny when it comes to software updates.

  6. Please please Samsung release ics here and now I beg of u I’m on my knees begging. In waited long enough for the update

  7. pumped. hope sprints the first for ota

  8. When we get ics for the note I’ll wait a little longer bc when i got gingerbread for the infuse it wasn’t ready and Samsung hasn’t released a fix for it yet so i’ll wait to see if it is ready

  9. Im the ice cream man baby, stop me when you passing by… oh my my.

  10. Recieved & Installing. Denmark :-) And on FB i can see people have been updating the last 7 – 8 hours. 

  11. It’s sad to see Samsung update their phones to ICS faster than CyanogenMod.

    1.  It’s *good* to see Samsung update their phones to ICS faster than CyanogenMod.

      Fixed that for you. A manufacturer with full time staff, complete knowledge of the device, all the source code and of course Google’s ear should deliver faster than some part time enthusiasts.

  12. Yay!! And they’ll be a stable ROM for the CDMA Epic 4G Touch right? I’m rooting for you developers. There are some nice ICS roms out now. But they can get better from this.

  13. HTC Sensation also reciving ICS now

  14. Korea is in Europe now? Lol. Unless when they said, “as well as Korea”, they meant that the countries before were the end of the European countries. But, man, would I have phrased that differently haha

  15. The Galaxy S II LTE was a different version that came out in Korea and Canada. They’re not the same phone, so if you have the original Galaxy S II, you are slated to get Android 4.0.

  16. T-Mobile SGS II, a most Valuable piece of Crap (T-Mobile CMO) will be stuck on Gingerbread until Jelly Beans have been digested by GALAXY NEXUS.

  17. Good luck to anyone who is on At&t with Samsung. Let’s see if they don’t drop the ball on this one like they did for the Samsung Infuse 4G Gingerbread update.

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