The highly anticipated Samsung S2 Ice Cream Sandwich has arrived with updates rolling out in the U.K on Monday.

The official statement came from Samsung last week, who warned that the updates would roll out gradually depending on network providers across the globe.  

ICS for Galaxy S2 will be available today in Europe, including Poland, Hungary, Sweden and Korea & gradually roll out to other markets, the company said in a press statement.

The update hit the U.K on Monday. Samsung UK can confirm that the roll out of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on Galaxy S II will be available from week commencing 19 March, however the availability of software upgrades in the UK will be dependent upon each network's own software approvals process, the company said in another statement.

The U.S. could have to wait a little longer. Samsung has not provided a date for the U.S release but if past trends are anything to go by, the U.S is usually one of the last to recieve such upgrades. The U.S. carrier Verizon said the upgrade would be coming to Samsung devices in the near future, but did not specify a date.

Other devices that will receive the upgrade include the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S2 LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1

The company also announced the status of Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates. Samsung Electronics has completed upgrading the Galaxy devices to Gingerbread last year by providing software upgrades to both Froyo and Gingerbread, said Samsung. With the ICS upgrade, Samsung Electronics has solidified its position as the leader of Android devices.

A firmware update for Gingerbread devices will also roll out at the end of the month on devices including the Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab 7, Galaxy S Plus, Galaxy S SCL (Super Clear LCD), and Galaxy W.