Samsung plans to make the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note its first Android 4 devices in the first quarter of next year, the company has just announced. They headline a list of ICS-upgradeable devices that also includes the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy R smartphones plus the full line of current Android tablets: Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 7.7Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

There's no confirmation yet that Samsung's carrier-branded Galaxy S II variants will be as quick to the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade as the global version, so owners of the AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile variants would be well advised to keep the champagne on ice for now. No roadmap has been set out for the subsequent Android 4 upgrades, though it's reasonable to presume that since all those Tabs aren't bundled in the Q1 announcement, we should expect to see them updated from Q2 onwards.