Android 4.1.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note possibly delayed until 2013
It looks like owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Note will not get a taste of Jelly Bean this year. Word on the street has it that the official Android 4.1 update for these two smartphones has been delayed until 2013, although we were expecting it to start rolling out as early as last month.
The reason behind the delay, as frequent readers might guess, is the recently discovered exploit affecting Samsung's Exynos chips. The vulnerability could potentially allow an attacker to access and manipulate a device's memory through an Android app. That is why it is speculated that Samsung will take care of the issue first prior to giving the green light to the new software. Let's hope that the wait will be worth it.
The good thing is that 2013 is right around the corner, and since we've been anticipating the new software to arrive on Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note units for so long, a few more weeks of waiting probably won't hurt. In the meantime, you can always consider flashing a leaked ROM yourself, in case you're feeling adventurous.