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.