Samsung Korea Posts Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Update Details

By Anu Passary email: | Jan 05, 2013 08:03 PM EST

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Even though Samsung is on course to launch new devices and is pushing out software updates for its Galaxy S3, it seems that the Korean company has not forgotten about older smartphones like the Galaxy S2. Per reports, Samsung is set to roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update soon.

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Samsung released its Galaxy S2 in 2011 and announced a few months ago in 2012 that the smartphone would receive the upgrade from Android 4.0 ICS to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.  Now, the support page of Samsung Korea has posted the Jelly Bean upgrade details for the Galaxy S2.

Samsung Korea has listed details of three local carriers and mentions that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will arrive only via KIES. The software upgrade will reduce the available internal memory from 12GB to 11GB (1GB will be used for system partition) and take close to an hour to download.

The Jelly Bean software upgrade will bring the following improvement:

  • Improved Home screens and scrolling performance (courtesy project Butter)
  • Improved usability for some apps

The update also brings new functions like Block mode, Easy mode, Smart Stay, Pop-up play etc. The upgrade also improves camera functions and now users can pause while recording.

However, since Samsung Korea did not give a specific date by when the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update would be rolled out, we will just have to wait and watch. Once the update is rolled out in Samsung's home terrain, it is likely that it will soon make its way to other regions as well.

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