Published on February 7th, 2013 | by Gary Johnson0
Galaxy S2 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update reaching end users
While we have been hearing a lot of news regarding the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the company hasn’t forgotten its older hardware as we now have news that the Galaxy S2 4.1.2 Android Jelly Bean update has begun reaching end users in some regions.
Earlier today Samsung released the update to owners of the handset in its home country of Korea, but since then though it seems other countries such as Spain and Sweden are seemingly beginning to receive the new firmware.
Also in the UK Samsung has updated its online manual for the Galaxy S2 to include the Jelly Bean operating system, and this news comes after we previously reported that Samsung in the Ukraine had posted some dates about the update for both the Galaxy S2 and original Galaxy Note.
The update brings the handset up to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and is a major step up from the current OS as it also includes the new Nature UX Interface, which is similar to what is found on the Galaxy S3. Also included are new features such as Google Now, improved camera features, new notification bar, new widgets, two home screen modes, and a smoother performance thanks to Project Butter among other things.
Users will have to use the Samsung KIES desktop application to carry out the firmware update, and a battery life of at least 75% is advised.
Has your Samsung Galaxy S2 received Jelly Bean yet?