We recently gave HTC Desire HD owners the unwelcome news that their smartphone will not be seeing an official release of the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, but we have some possibly better news for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2, as the Android Jelly Bean update is possible as testing begins.
Previously it had been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S2 would be missing out on being updated to Jelly Bean, but as GottaBe Mobile are reporting it appears that Samsung has begun testing the software on the handset and could see a release of the new OS sometime in the future.
It is being claimed that Samsung has recently finished up its first test of the new operating system on the Galaxy S2, and more importantly the testing proved successful so bodes well for the software being officially released for the device.
Also the Samsung Galaxy S3 update is also in the works, and if this update works well along with the testing, owners of the Galaxy S2 can look forward to their handset being given another lease of life with the Jelly Bean update.
So while this news is not a complete guarantee that the handset will receive the update, things are looking positive regarding the chances of it actually happening. Samsung has so far not confirmed anything about the Galaxy S2 being updated to Jelly Bean, except that it would update owners sometime in the future.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is still a hugely popular handset owned by millions of users, and it’s hardly surprising that Samsung wants to upgrade the handset and keep its customers happy. The software has already started to reach owners of the Nexus S, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+, Motorola Xoom, and other Galaxy Nexus handsets will also being seeing the update. Once these devices have been updated we can expect other hardware to start receiving the new software.
Are you pleased to hear that the Galaxy S2 looks set to be updated to Android Jelly Bean?