Samsung Galaxy S2 Now Getting Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

By Anu Passary email: | Feb 09, 2013 08:59 AM EST

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While Samsung fans eagerly await the launch of the purported Galaxy S4 smartphone, the Korean company has not forgotten owners of the second-generation Galaxy S2 smartphone. Reports reveal that the Galaxy S2, predecessor of the best-selling Galaxy S3, is now getting the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update in Korea, Sweden, and Spain.

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Samsung launched the Galaxy S2 in 2011 and the popular handset enjoys a large user base. Recently, Samsung Ukraine spilt the beans that the company would be pushing out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2 soon.

Now SamMobile and Phones Review reports, the software update for the Galaxy S2 is making its way to Korea, Sweden, and Spain. Additionally, per Phones Review, Samsung UK has updated the online manual for the Galaxy S2.

"Samsung has just started to push Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the Korean Galaxy S II (SHW-M250K)," reported SamMobile.

SamMobile also reported that the update for the GT-I9100G is being pushed out.

"Samsung has just started to push Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S II (GT-I9100G)," reported SamMobile

"It seems that the Jelly Bean update is spreading to other regions and in the UK Samsung has updated the online manual for the handset to include information about the firmware, and it has been seen in Spain and Sweden as well," reported Phones Review.

The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean software upgrade will bring several enhancements users' way, including the new Nature UX Interface. The Galaxy S2 will also benefit from a new lockscreen, Smart Stay, Pop-up Play, new widgets, improved camera features, Google Now, and more.

However, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Korean variant is available only via KIES software and is not over the air (OTA). The update is quite big and will take time to download so ensure that your smartphone is fully charged, before you hook it up to your PC. However, the update for the international variant is available OTA and will be rolled out in phases, depending on carrier.

With the software update rolling out in these regions, hopefully other parts of Europe and the U.S. will get the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in the near term as well.

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