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Samsung Rolling Out Android Ice Cream Sandwich To Galaxy S II This Month

South Korea consumer electronics giant Samsung has unveiled that its current flagship Galaxy S II handset, will be receiving an update to Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0, mid-March.

The company made public this news over Facebook, from their Israel SamsungMobile.IL account - reports Android news website Android Authority.

This Google mobile OS site has noted that "March 15 will be the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S2 upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich", where the Israeli version of the Samsung Galaxy S II is based on the international version.

The site goes on states that it's safe to assume that the new version of Android platform will then roll out globally, as a result of the mobile phone variant used in Israel.

Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich' OS was seen on a number of new mobile phones launched at Mobile World Congress last week, but it is really only widely available on the Samsung made Galaxy Nexus, manufactured for Google.

ICS marries the mobile phone version of the operating system, with aspects only once found in the tablet ‘Honeycomb' 3.0 platform - where this deployment by Samsung could placate those awaiting the Samsung Galaxy S III, which never made an appearance at MWC.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.