We have finally a good news for the Samsung Galaxy S2 owners that will certainly give them a reason to smile. The officials at Samsung have now confirmed a proposed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update that will hit the Galaxy S2 very soon. The South Korean mobile giant seems to be in a fit of action these days and has been in news for quite some time. This began with Sumsung’s losing the patent case against Apple, then setting a new landmark in record sales of its flagship device Galaxy S3 followed by an explicit ad that directly targeted the new iPhone.
And now they have taken us by surprise by announcing the Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S2. Who expected this? The good old bestseller for Samsung, Galaxy S2, is indeed a lucky device to see three Android OS versions, namely Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and now Jelly Bean. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 should be available OTA and via KIES in a couple of weeks (in fact, “soon” is the correct word!). Here is the list of devices that has been reported to get the JB update:
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S2 will bring a few performance improvements and minor user interface changes, a redesigned keyboard and improved functionality for NFC (Near Field Communication) connections.
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Update: Samsung Sweden has updated the proposed date of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean release for the Galaxy S2. The official page now says it will come out some time in December.