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Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update release almost here

Under: Mobile Phones, Phone Software
Date: January 15th, 2013

Owners of the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy S2 have had to watch enviously as newer hardware gets updated to later versions of the Android mobile operating system. Ok the handset was released in 2011 but there would have been many owners that purchased their handset later than this, but we may now have some good news as it seems the Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update release is almost here.

The handset manufacturer recently announced the Galaxy S2 Plus that is just a minor bump in specs, but will come running the Jelly Bean firmware straight from the box. Recently Samsung also revealed details regarding the features that the new software will bring to the handset once it is released, and now this has moved on with a Samsung spokesperson telling Cnet Asia that the update will be released in Singapore at least during the beginning of next month.

This could mean that we are only a few months away now from the Jelly Bean update arriving on handsets in a variety of regions, and will give the device a welcome boost. There may be many owners that still have the handset but are waiting until Samsung releases the Galaxy S4, so in the meantime they can enjoy the new features that Jelly Bean brings with it.

The update has been pushed back in the past but the original Galaxy Note, which was another flagship handset from the same year, recently started to receive the new version of the operating system. While there is no information regarding the rest of the world, going on previous releases many other regions should shortly follow.

Owners of the various versions of the Galaxy S2 in the US may have to wait a few months more before they see Jelly Bean, as some of the carriers involved don’t have a great track record regarding JB updates and Samsung handsets.

It is thought the Samsung Galaxy S2 will be pushed straight to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, which brings things such as a smoother experience thanks to Project Butter, as well as Google Now among other things. Hopefully the likes of Europe will also see the update during next month, and the team here on Phones Review will be keeping you up to date with any news about the updates availability.

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  • somen

    Samsung is nothing but a lier.. It says something and happens nothing..

  • Mike

    We were told November 2012, and we are not told that it will be a few more months from February, so are we looking at May / June 2013? “It’s almost here though guys!”

    • stevo

      This is why you should buy Nexus kit and insist on AOSP

      • Mike

        I agree lol

  • uberspacemonkey

    Next time when samsung says they will release the latest software at a particular month just add another 3 months to it.

  • chikblaow

    Its an absolute joke to be honest with you… yeah i can understand a couple of days delay of an update from its promised release date, even a week or two maybe a month but two months after the original month it was to be released we now get told we will have a to wait a couple more months..

    Way to go samsung.. nice to know you look after the customers that made this phone as popular as it is

  • chikblaow

    Its an absolute joke to be honest with you… yeah i can understand a couple of days delay of an update from its promised release date, even a week or two maybe a month but two months after the original month it was to be released we now get told we will have a to wait a couple more months..

    Way to go samsung.. nice to know you look after the customers that made this phone as popular as it is

  • http://www.facebook.com/crni.macak.372 Crni Mačak

    Never more Samsung phones! Next time only Nexus..

    • amir

      Pure NEXUS for me next time.. Learned my lesson the hard way and will never go with Samsung again

  • tolemys

    Oh JB is available for SGII Plus, soon they delayed again JB update to never?

    • Rudolph

      Samsung Korea said that the update will be coming in February. We have to see about that. Hopefully…

  • Dustin

    To clear things up, Samsung never said Jelly Bean was going to be released November 2012. Those were rumors and predictions from a couple of sites. I think Samsung did say that Jelly Bean would be released by the end of 2012, but I’m not completely sure. But a February release for the international version? The U.S. is probably going to get Jelly Bean no earlier than April. This is pretty disappointing.

    • Rudolph

      Something like that.

  • SamsungCap

    Samsung said that it will post the update on November 2012, Then delayed to december, then delayed to january, THEN DELAYED TO FEBRUARY?!

  • neathsi

    Don’t have time to wait. I will sale my galaxy s2 out and i will buy the Nexus 4 from LG.

  • Chris

    It was suppose to be released in November now another couple of months…Samsung is a joke!

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