Users of the Android mobile operating system have been anticipating when its newest version, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will come to their device. Recently, Korean mobile manufacturer Samsung announced that one of its high-end smartphones, the Galaxy S II, would receive this upgrade, and all the software smartphone accessories it includes, in the near future.

According to SlashGear, the company made this announcement via a post on the Twitter account for its branch in the United Kingdom. This confirms expectations and rumors that the Galaxy S II would receive the update, most of which were based on the device's popularity – it has been one of the most well-received Android-powered smartphones in recent months.

The news source reports that no specific date for the software update has been set. In all likelihood, it will come during the first few months of 2012, when many other high-end devices running on Android will also receive Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy S II will follow the Galaxy Nexus as the second Samsung smartphone to get this upgrade.

According to Know Your Mobile, the Motorola Droid Razr and Samsung Galaxy Note, two of the most recent Android smartphones – both expected to eventually receive Ice Cream Sandwich – each have notable pros and cons while still remaining at the high echelon of their market.