Or at least for those that happen to live in or around Singapore…
The highly anticipated update has now been made official, though can only be obtained by physically sending the S2 to an official Samsung service center or a registered partner. A small price to pay of course to make all those ice-creamy dreams come true at long last, while the US market still awaits any official word on their ICS update rollout.
True, there may well be the impending Samsung Galaxy S3 release date to keep us occupied in the meantime, but the ICS update schedule for existing devices continues to garner incredible attention.
Thousands of industry experts and crafts consumers alone have been running Android 4.0 on their S2s for several weeks now, ever since the first leaked/hacked versions hit the web.
And needless to say, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
However, it is worth noting that when it comes to the early released of ICS for the Galaxy S2, the usual Samsung TouchWiz interface has been notable by its absence – an absence almost universally recognized as a positive thing. In fact, users of the Samsung Galaxy Note that have recently enjoyed their own ICS makeover have reported very little noticeable difference, given the way in which the TouchWiz UI pretty much takes over the proceedings.
Questions therefore remain as to whether or not TouchWiz will come into play for US S2 users upon the official release of the ICS update later this summer, or whether the voice of the public will be heeded.
On the other hand, some are even going as far as to say that all the hype regarding ICS is largely unfounded, given the fact that the launch of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean could be literally weeks away.
So, if ICS is destined to deliver the same TouchWiz-lavished experience already credited to US S2 users, some may find themselves asking what all the fuss was really about.