Good news for owners of Samsung's current flagship, the Galaxy S II: we can confirm that the handset will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update from Google.
That comes not courtesy of rumour or speculation, but from Samsung itself via a revelation on its own UK twitter feed. The exact message, which was a reply to a user, reads: "Hi, good news - the Galaxy S II will be receiving ICS, but there are no dates confirmed as yet. We will keep you posted."
This isn't a massive surprise, if we're honest. The Galaxy S II has top of the range hardware which is more than capable of running ICS. What's more, we wouldn't be surprised if Samsung has been working on it for a while given how long it's had its hands on the OS in preparing the Google-branded Galaxy Nexus.
We may even go so far as to say (hope) that the S II may get the update first following the Nexus S (another Samsung device), which is sure to receive the upgrade after the Galaxy Nexus.
For those not familiar with ICS, it's a futuristic-looking merger of the Gingerbread and Honeycomb OS's - the biggest update to the Android platform since it launched exactly three years ago.
Via GSM Arena