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Samsung Korea reveals Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S II

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Samsung Korea reveals Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S II
Yeah, you used to tote around the greatest Android phone ever built. But that was more than two years ago and as you enviously eye your pal's Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy S II nesting in your back pocket is feeling mighty old. But here is some news that might cheer you up. The Samsung Korea website now shows support pages for the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. The pages list the name of the three local carriers, but don't show any schedule as to when the update will be available, which will be through Kies according to the site.

Samsung Korea says Android 4.1 is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Korea says Android 4.1 is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S II

Besides the usual fun and games that go along with Android 4.1, including Project Butter and Google Now, the update brings Google+, +Talk, Google Play Movie and Google Play Book to the model. Pop-up play will be added to the Galaxy S II, possibly alleviating some of your jealousy, and the camera will be improved as well, allowing you to pause while recording.

Eventually the update will be rolled out and should include U.S. carrier branded versions as well. And for those with the Samsung Galaxy S III walking around like their phone is "all that," it won't be too long until you're in the same position, envious of your pal's Samsung Galaxy S IV.

source: SamsungKorea (translated), SamMobile via Engadget

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posted on 05 Jan 2013, 13:28 19

1. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


That's awesome

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 14:24 5

10. adelta90 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


thumbs down to a "that's awesome"
i just dont get it, because it is pretty "awesome" that sammy still cares about such an old phone (unlike some other manufacturers that come to mind)

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 23:02

17. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


what awesome..... its time for 4.2 or upcoming 5.0 .... and they now going to air 4.1

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:36 4

20. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


but still, much better than the other brands, like HTC with their sensation, LG with their optimus, phones which was released almost the same time with the GS2...so not bad at all move for samsung...

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 03:11

22. adelta90 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


this is only for people who use the samsung updates
those who want 4.2 can get in easily enough from xda

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 13:28 16

2. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Even today the SII is a magnificent phone, other phones may have passed it specwise, but the SII can still keep up with ease.

The SII and the iPhone 4 have really left their mark more than any other phone.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 14:16

9. Tsoliades (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Yep! The best thing is that Sprint users like myself don't have to use buggy Kies, I get the OTA JB update!
Can't wait! From the current leaks, I've heard they did a great job with it.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 23:36

18. jmoney62987 (Posts: 31; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


Kies is horrible; I tried daily to update my gs3 for three weeks and never could. Just returned it for a iphone 5.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:41

21. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


are u talking about the Hardware ID missing problem in kies? i happen to find a solution for that in youtube...i just downloaded a drive in this site.... devid.info, then install it then after that no more problem,

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:47

24. Tsoliades (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Not just that. I've heard about some brick issues as well.
I made Kies work with my device too. It shouldn't be that hard, though.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 13:39 7

3. imkyle (Posts: 1012; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Besides the HD screen and larger display, the SII (international version) just a lone on raw power kills my Galaxy Nexus. Such a good phone.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 13:50 5

4. ray77 (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


that is my boy sammy given People want thier want an let see those carrier put their part to see JB on theSGS2, an show those infiels who u r . Go my son sammy spread happiness to the world

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 14:00 3

5. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Ooooookay.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 14:10 4

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


"And for those with the Samsung Galaxy S III walking around like their phone is "all that," it won't be too long until you're in the same position, envious of your pal's Samsung Galaxy S IV."

Nope. I've already set up my GS3 to be exactly as I like. Of course there will be changes courtesy of new types of widgets\apps available, but given the fact that the GS3 has a quad-core Exynos processor which is: a. Very custom-rom friendly and b. very overclockable, aside from very heavy 3D games - it will still manage to do almost anything in the next 3 - 4 years. Especially when I will root it and install whatever Android 5.0 custom rom there will be. :D

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 14:10 2

7. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


s2 awesome device and still gets atention s3 is ok but s2 is different for me I fall in love with s2 :,)

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 14:15 1

8. Bedz81 (Posts: 58; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


Yet its HTC counterpart (Senstation) is still in hmm-ing and ahh-ing whether if it will get updated or not. KMT!

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 14:31 3

11. MistB (Posts: 574; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Greatest classic phones that have far surpassed their expectations, this is my opinion only. GS2/HD2 and the N900/N9.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 14:43

12. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


I flashed the leaked official JellyBean rom for my Galaxy S2, so when I connect to Kies to update to the latest one it says 'your device's current firmware version is not supported to upgrade through Kies,

What should I do? Do I have to manually install this one as well?

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 14:47

13. dohraymee (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


Considering how many S2s are in the field and how capable the device is (the coming S2 Plus is actually a hardware downgrade), the JB upgrade makes sense. I've been waiting for it since the original announcement for 4q12. I wish Samsung would just get on with it and quit dawdling. And I hope this time it is a full upgrade rather than the half-baked one they did going from Gingerbread to sort-of ICS.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 16:00

14. angelesmec14 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


So with the Galaxy S II getting Jelly Bean it's just the original Galaxy Note between me and the glorious day of my life..the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S Advance..please Samsung show some more love.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 16:57

15. shadez10 (Posts: 403; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


finally... i can smell jellies for my S2... xD

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:13 1

16. J1919 (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


"Yeah, you used to tote around the greatest Android phone ever built. But that was more than two years ago and as you enviously eye your pal's Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy S II nesting in your back pocket is feeling mighty old. But here is some news that might cheer you up"

It;s funny because in possibly a few months the S3 is going to be in eact position. The tech world is so rabid.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 23:38

19. jmoney62987 (Posts: 31; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


I wish Samsung would follow apples way of new product and os updates. Once a year all gets updated.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 06:18

23. fouadqr (Posts: 303; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


o.O !

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 08:30

25. xplayer57 (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Believe me am running 4.1.2 on my s2 i9100 and its just as fast as galaxy s3
Pop play, project butter, Google now and other stuff mentioned above is all here and its great
Relly love it on my s2. It gave life to s2

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