Samsung Galaxy SII Gets Android Ice Cream Sandwich on March 15th – But No Samsung Galaxy SIII Coming This April

The Israeli branch of Korean mobile co. Samsung has let slip the release schedule for the latest Android update to version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the hugely successful Galaxy SII smartphone – stating an arrival date of March 15th.

Appearing on the company’s Facebook page, the post was translated to read “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”. This news has of course made its way out into the online tech community.

We now know that the one time “World’s Most Powerful Smartphone” will receive its tasty upgrade from next Thursday – in the Middle East at least. There’s still no fixed time frame on when we Brits will get to enjoy the TouchWiz-enhanced ICS for our Samsung Galaxy SII handsets, unfortunately, but the Gadget Helpline will strive to deliver this info as soon as it makes itself known.

In other Samsung Galaxy news, the company’s western presence on Twitter has shot down the recent rumours that a Galaxy SIII mobile will be launched this April. The news first escaped from tech site ZNet as a tweet, but this has now been claimed as untrue by the official source.

Samsung reinforced the facts in its own tweet: “Please note, some reports regarding a press release for Galaxy S3 are not true. Once a specific launch date is decided we will notify you via Twitter first” – It was previously stated that the Samsung Galaxy SII successor would arrive in the first quarter of 2012, however every rumour of an announcement date have been shot down by Samsung.

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