Reports have been coming in from Galaxy S2 owners in the UK and Europe that their phones are now receiving the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. The new software has, like most Android version updates, been a long time coming. Announced in September last year, it only became clear at the beginning of this month, that the update would reach this phone soon enough.
According to SamMobile’s update tracker, Jelly Bean is now available in China and Spain, however a reader from the UK has informed KnowYourMobile his Jelly Bean update was live on the evening of January 23. A quick check on Twitter shows many Spanish S2 owners tweeting about their newly updated phones, along with several from the UK too.
You might not be able to update your device to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean right away as the update is rolling out in phases. So, it might not yet be available for your country or network provider (If Your device is Carrier branded) but don’t worry the update will arrive soon.
Of course all the features of Jelly Bean are now available to Galaxy S2 user including the version of the Nature UX as seen on the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. Several other features from these two devices have also arrived on the S2, including Pop-Up Play and Smart Stay.
Initially, the discovery of a Samsung webpage which provided details of the Android update warned it would only be available through Kies, Samsung’s device management software; however this may not be entirely accurate. If you have an unlocked Galaxy S2 GT-i9100, have a check of Software Update to see if an over-the-air version is available.
Incase you dont know the deal that Jelly Bean brings with itself for Galaxy S2 then check below
Some of the Enhancements in the new Jelly Bean Update:
- Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
- Full User Interface Revamp (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
- TouchWiz Nature UX
- Samsung’s S Cloud services
- Improved Camera features
- New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options
- New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
- New Widgets (From Galaxy S III)
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles
- Google Now