Despite being busy launching new smartphones Samsung hasn’t forgot about the people that own older hardware, and are working through their line up of handsets and treating them to newer firmware. Today we have news that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update touches down for owners of the device.
Towards the end of February we told you the new software’s release was getting closer for the handset, and now owners of the Galaxy Ace 2 can upgrade their smartphone to a much better experience thanks to Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2.
As usual the update will be rolling out in stages and is also dependent on individual carriers giving the software the green light, and unlocked handsets are the first examples of the device to receive the new firmware.
This update is a big one for a device that came running the ageing Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS straight from the box, and is a bigger leap up when comparing Android ICS with Gingerbread. The new software can be downloaded via the KIES desktop application as well as over the air, and brings a number of nice features to the phone.
Besides the likes of Google Now and other Android improvements such as Project Butter that improves the performance of the device, Samsung are also providing the TouchWiz Nature UX that first made an appearance on the Galaxy S3.
If you have yet to receive a notification of the new software you can check manually yourself by connecting the device to a computer, or by heading to settings and selecting About phone > Software Update, and then selecting Check for updates.
Has your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 received the Jelly Bean update yet?