It is no news that Samsung plans on releasing the latest update of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich to the Galaxy S II. Through a Twitter post a month back, the brand said that the smartphone would receive the upgrade, but there was no confirmation as to when the rollout would actually take place. According to an announcement by Samsung, the time frame for the rollout of Android 4.0 has become fairly clear with the brand stating that it would release the OS to the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note in the first quarter of 2012.

Official launch on the 18th of October

Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II to receive ICS by Q1 2012

Through the blog post, Samsung states that other Galaxy devices would receive ICS soon after it was available on the S II and the Note. The brand does not just aim to upgrade their smartphones, which also include the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy R, but also a range of tablets as well. The tablets set to receive Android 4.0 are the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

There is no specified date as to when the rollout would take place, but they have mentioned that separate announcements would be made about the details of the upgrade schedule for each market. They state that this depends on the market situation and carrier requirements.

It appears that Samsung is really pushing for most of their top tier handsets to get Ice Cream Sandwich, before other manufacturers start updating their devices. The competition is really hotting up and the race is on as to which manufacturer gets Android 4.0 on their handsets, excluding the Galaxy Nexus, of course.

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