Samsung Galaxy S2 Android Jelly Bean update arriving in February

News Paul Briden 08:19, 16 Jan 2013

Samsung's Galaxy S2 will be receiving Android Jelly Bean 4.1 in February

Samsung will update the Galaxy S2 smartphone to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in February.

Speaking to CNET, a Samsung spokesperson said the rollout will start in Singapore and other regions will follow. It'll be a big patch file so Samsung is not issuing the update over-the-air (OTA), instead you'll have to use a computer with Samsung's Kies update software.

At CES 2013, Samsung launched a reboot model of the Galaxy S2, dubbed the Galaxy S2 Plus, which will ship with Jelly Bean pre-installed. Samsung hasn't revealed exactly when this device will be available but we'd expect it to coincide fairly closely with the update for existing Galaxy S2s.

Existing Galaxy S2 owners will of course be happy to hear that they're not being neglected, but then, it's in Samsung's interest to cater to the 40 million shipped which, alongside 40 million Galaxy S3's contributed to Samsung's massive 100 million shipped Galaxy S series devices.

With Jelly Bean, the Galaxy S2 will enjoy a faster and slicker experience thanks to the Project Butter optimisations, as well as the benefits of the intuitive Google Now app.

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