An early Christmas present has landed for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note – confirmation of an update to Ice Cream Sandwich ahead of schedule.Originally, Samsung said that it would be bringing the latest version of Android to a number of its latest devices from the second quarter of 2012. But today, the company has changed that statement, now saying that the rollout of Ice Cream Sandwich will start in the first quarter of 2012. But that only initially applies to the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note. The other phones and tablets are presumably on the same schedule, those being the Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7, and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Although Samsung is being careful not to confirm too much, saying that it will 'make separate announcements on details of OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers’ requirements.'It's also worth noting that the update schedule will not take into account network testing. So, unless you have an unlocked model of a Galaxt S II or Note, you might have to wait a little longer. Nonetheless, this is a good news story, with Ice Cream Sandwich landing three months ahead of schedule for those two smartphones.If you want to know what Ice Cream Sandwich offers, check out our preview of the latest Android platform.