SK Telecom promising Galaxy S II update for tomorrow [Updated, 2]

Posted by: Brett

We’ve been through this once before, pretty recently in fact. An update is announced by either a carrier or Samsung, only to be debunked by either of the two shortly after. Today, SK Telecom, a South Korean wireless carrier, has confirmed that their Galaxy S II devices will be receiving the long-overdue Android 4.0 upgrade tomorrow. SK Telecom confirmed this via their Twitter page today, and although it’s in another language, it was quickly translated by eagle-eyed followers of the carrier.

Android 4.0 for the Galaxy S II will bring a new version of TouchWiz to the table, feature many of the new additions found in Ice Cream Sandwich, such as a new system-wide font, Face Unlock, and more stream-lined UI. It has not been made public when the update will make it’s way to the US variants of the device.

Update:

Samsung has confirmed via their Twitter account that the update will be rolling out to Galaxy S II users in Poland, Hungary, Sweden and Korea today.  Another user on Twitter has tweeted that the UK version is in the final testing stage. No word has been given on a release date for owners of a US Galaxy S II.

Update 2:

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.

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