Global version of Galaxy S II gets Android 4.0 March 10 ... or not [Update]

Update - It looks like Samsung, via its Twitter page, has now denied that the Galaxy S II will be getting its ICS revamp on Saturday. Oh well.

Original Story - It looks like at least one version of Samsung's popular Galaxy S II smartphone will be getting a nice upgrade on Saturday, March 10. That's the day that Samsung will launch the Android 4.0 update for the GT-I9100 (global) version of the smartphone.

Samsung's web site offers up a document about the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrade. It confirms that once the update is completed the smartphone will have a number of new features such as Face Unlock, Android Beam and the Mobile Network Data usage tool. In addition, Samsung claims that multi-tasking on some applications will be approved.

The bad news? The document also says that the smartphone's Flash support has been disabled with this upgrade. If you have the GT-I9100 version of the Galaxy S II you will be able to update to Android 4.0 with Kies 2.0.

Keep in mind that this ICS upgrade is just for one version of the Galaxy S II. The other versions of the smartphone, including the three that are sold in the US (via AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile) will likely have to wait a while longer to get their Android 4.0 update, thanks mostly to the wireless carriers who will have to test the upgrade before sending it out to the smartphone's owners.

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