Samsung has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone is now available via Kies. 

In a statement issued to Pocket-lint the company said: “Samsung UK has been working as hard as possible over the last few weeks to get Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) rolled out to all our Galaxy S II customers.

"We can confirm that ‘Open Market’ and all network upgrades are now complete except for Orange and T-Mobile which will follow as soon as possible, pending software testing and approvals. Thanks again for your patience.”

It means customers who bought the phone without contract are now able to upgrade it to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update and the new features that offers. Users are recommended to plug in their phone to their PC to get the new update. 

The update follows similar roll-outs for Vodafone, O2, and Three. 

Samsung wouldn't give a reason for was taking Everything Everywhere - parent company for both T-Mobile and Orange in the UK - so long to issue the ICS update. 

We will keep you posted.

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