Samsung has confirmed that it will be rolling out an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update on its Galaxy range of devices.

The company announced that it would be making the update available for the Galaxy S2,Galaxy S2 LTE, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Wednesday. According to Samsung the upgrade will begin in Europe and Korea, before gradually rolling out in other markets.

The company went on to suggest that the upgrade would help cement its current lead in the Android market. "With the ICS upgrade, Samsung Electronics has solidified its position as the leader of Android devices," read Samsung's statement.

The news makes Samsung one of a select few to have confirmed an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for its older devices. According to recent stats from Android Developers, at the start of March, only 1.6 percent of active Adnroid devices were running Ice Cream Sandwich.

HTC and Motorola have also confirmed a select number of their devices will be receiving a similar update, but have been less specific on the question of when.

Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version of Google's Android operating system. The OS was unveiled alongside the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone in Hong Kong in October 2011.

For a full look at the OS and its features check out the International Business Times UK's "Nine Key Features to Look Out For" and Galaxy Nexus review.