Android Updates, Phones

Samsung Galaxy S II getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update next month

Samsung-Galaxy-S-IISamsung has announced that it will start rolling out the much-awaited Jelly Bean update to Galaxy S II in Singapore next month. The update is expected to be released in other markets soon after.

Just two weeks ago, Samsung had posted the update details on its official Korean website, but they were missing the release schedule, which now we know about. The Jelly Bean update is expected to bring the following goodies.

1. Platform upgrade from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

  • Improved Home screens and improved scrolling performance (thanks to project Butter)
  • Improved usability for some applications

2. Preloaded applications

  • Help, Google+, Talk, Play Books, Play Movies

3. Newly added/improved functions

  • Add Easy mode, Block mode
  • Improved Camera functions: function like Pause while recording and more
  • Add Smart Stay
  • New functions like Pop-up play and more
  • Improved some functions & applications usability

The update will be available via the Kies software not over-the-air as it need to repartition the memory system on the smartphone to make more space for the operating system.

Samsung has also announced a Jelly Bean running Galaxy S II Plus smartphone, which is pretty much the old S II with Jelly Bean coating.


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