Samsung Mobile Israel has today made a statement on its official Facebook page, saying it expects Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 for the Galaxy S II to roll out on unlocked and carrier-branded handsets in Israel from March 15 onwards.
We promised we were working on it. You waited patiently. And on 15 March it'll arrive: Android version 4, ICS, to tens of thousands of Galaxy S II devices purchased from cellular companies in the country or directly from us. We are very excited for the launch, hope you are too 🙂
Of course, that specifically applies to handsets in Israel, and there's no words when the owners in other markets will see their devices an ICS update. All, we can expect is the update comes soon to the S II users around the world, as few days ago, Eldar Murtazin tweeted that the company has had Galaxy S II ICS update ready since 21 February, and claimed that the only thing delaying release of the update is the wait for approval from Google to push the update out.
ICS update on the way for SGS2 9at least in Russia) - Samsung ready to deliver it and waiting for Google approval only (from Feb, 21)-- Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) March 1, 2012
Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered Galaxy S II last week at the MWC 2012 was awarded "Best Smartphone" by GSMA for its powerful performance and next level of viewing experience with a Super AMOLED Plus display
"This honor comes in recognition of the device's powerful performance and overwhelming response from consumers. GALAXY S II, Samsung's flagship smartphone, achieved worldwide sales of over 10 million units in only 5 months, quicker than any device in Samsung's history and surpassed over 20 million sales in 10 months," Samsung blogged.