Samsung Galaxy S Advance getting Android Jelly Bean in January
Samsung will update the Galaxy S Advance to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the beginning of 2013
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance will be updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in January, according to a post on the company’s German Facebook page.
The post revealed that the update will be pushed both over-the-air (OTA) and via the Kies software package.
It’s quite a leap for the handset, which will be jumping straight from version 2.3 Gingerbread to one of the latest iterations, which is very different indeed. Version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been skipped entirely.
The update for the Galaxy S Advance will introduce enhanced system controls, a multitasking carousel, swipe-to-close gestures, a revamped interface and many new features such as Google Now, faster performance, better stability and improved responsiveness from the Butter UI.
Of course, the update is likely to hit unlocked devices first. Users running carrier-locked models will probably have to wait for networks to approve the update first, which could take a month or two.
It’s an interesting move by Samsung though as it means the Galaxy S Advance will provide a similar experience to its recently released Galaxy S3 Mini, something which may prompt users considering an upgrade to stick with the older model.