The long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Galaxy S II will be available on March 10th, Samsung's official website has revealed. You'll need Kies 2.0 in order to execute the update. Looking through the Samsung FAQ, we see a number of predictable feature additions like Face Unlock and Android Beam as well as the mobile data usage tracker, all standard ICS features. The update to ICS will also drop support for Flash content, so bear that in mind if you're a big mobile Flash user. Samsung warns that some apps will have their settings reset and your homescreen layout will be lost, but otherwise most of your data will remain intact.
An over-the-air update will also be distributed, however the Kies option will obviously be the most immediate way to get your Android 4.0 fix. It's worth noting, as ever, that this refers to the international Galaxy S II model and US owners of the device may find themselves having to wait longer while their carrier validates the new software.
Update: Samsung's official Twitter account has gone back on the words written on its official website. Samsung says that the March 10th date was a mistake posted by its Philippine website and that the actual upgrade date has not yet been established. Once again, Samsung asks us to wait for an update via its Twitter feed.
[알려드립니다] 10일부터 갤럭시S2 ICS 업그레이드가 된다는 필리핀 삼성전자 홈페이지 글은 잘못 올라간 게시물로 사실과 다릅니다. 업그레이드 일정이 확정이 되면 트위터를 통해서 말씀드리도록 하겠습니다.— Samsung Electronics (@samsungtomorrow) March 9, 2012