Samsung Galaxy S2 From Rogers Canada Now Getting Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

By Prarthito Maity email: p.maity@mobilenapps.com | Feb 19, 2013 07:51 AM EST

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Fans in Canada owning a Samsung Galaxy S2 on Rogers are set for some pretty good news.

Per reports, the Rogers version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE is finally receiving the highly anticipated update to Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2, and the firmware upgrade is currently available for users via Kies.

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The Rogers-based Jelly Bean update has already been delayed for a couple of times in the past, with the company confirming only last month that the new refresh for the S2 will arrive on late February. Now it seems like the company has kept its promise by finally starting to roll out the Android refresh for all its subscribers.

Although Rogers is yet to confirm the fact that the roll out has already started on its official Web site, the refresh is already on its way, and some users have reported that the software package is available to download and install via Kies. However, it is still uncertain as of now if the refresh will be available via OTA as well in the near future.

This will be a big news for all Galaxy S2 users mainly due to the fact that while Samsung’s previous Ice Cream Sandwich refresh didn’t offer any new UI changes and basically had exactly the same UI that was already present in its Android Gingerbread platform, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is happily the full opposite of the previous refresh and gives the device a brand new look with notable new changes.

With the new update, Google gets rid of the previous UI and brings the latest Nature UX Interface for users. Moreover, this interface is also the same as the one currently used in the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S3 Mini, arriving alongside its latest Jelly Bean update.

Below is a list of changes and new features:

  • Samsung S-Cloud services
  • Improved camera features
  • New lockscreen with many customization options
  • Complete user interface revamp to TouchWiz Nature UX
  • New notification bar with more notification toggles
  • Project Butter means incredibly smooth performance and greater stability
  • New Widgets (as seen on the Galaxy S3)
  • New features include Direct Call, Smart Stay, and Pop-up Play
  • Two home screen modes
  • Google Now

Users also have the option to download the update from Samsung Updates, software version I727RUXUMA7.

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