Samsung already confirmed it would upgrade most of its Galaxy family devices this year. Although a few of the most popular Android devices launched by Samsung have been left out, such as the Galaxy S and original Galaxy Tab, the majority of the high-end Galaxy devices will receive their Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade sometime this year.
The first device to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade will be the highly-acclaimed Galaxy S II. According to the latest hearsay, Samsung will begin rolling out the Android 4.0 update for the Galaxy S II around March 1.
Samsung Galaxy S II will soon be followed by Galaxy Note and other high-end Android smartphones. However, carrier-bounded Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will probably have to wait a bit longer for the update.
The Korean handset maker launched its popular Galaxy S II in North America via multiple carriers. Different variants of the Galaxy S II are now available in the United States from various operators.
Sprint is one of the carriers selling the Galaxy S II, also known as Samsung Epic 4G Touch.
Currently, the smartphone is powered by Google’s Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system, but rumor has it that it will be among the first carrier-bounded Galaxy S II devices to receive an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.
The folks over at XDA Developers got their hands on an RDF file posted on Sprint’s site, which shows that an Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now under development.
There’s no telling how long it will take Sprint and Samsung to make it available for download, but the former has already been preoccupied to offer major updates for Android devices, ahead of the competition.
On a side note, Sprint also confirmed it would roll out Ice Cream Sandwich for HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design 4G, shortly after the Taiwanese handset maker made the official announcement.