The Galaxy S II, even though it was launched in February and is none months old, still definitely has what it takes to be a high-end Android phone in terms of raw horsepower. It might be topped by higher resolution screens on more recent hardware but the specs are just excellent.
With such internals, the Galaxy S II should have absolutely no problem running the latest version of Google’s Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung U.K. has confirmed on its Twitter page that the phone will definitely get its Android 4.0 treat. Of course, “there are no dates confirmed as yet” but if you had any doubts, they should be gone now.
Samsung doesn’t have a very clean sheet when it comes to speedy and flawless update processes for existing hardware; just remember the Galaxy S saga. However, the manufacturer is working to improve that, at least for the unlocked models, where carriers don’t have to test new releases for ages before they actually roll them out.