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Samsung skipping ICS update, goes directly to Jelly Bean on Galaxy Ace 2

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Samsung skipping ICS update, goes directly to Jelly Bean on Galaxy Ace 2
You might be pissed at first when you hear that Samsung extremely affordable mid-ranger the Galaxy Ace 2 is not getting updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, but wait until you hear the whole story. Instead of getting bumped up to Android 4.0 ICS, the second-generation Galaxy Ace will surprisingly get an update directly to 4.1 Jelly Bean, according to a representative of Samsung Bulgaria.

“Hi, Georgi! There won’t be development of an Ice Cream Sandwich update for model I8160 (GALAXY Ace 2). Instead, the device will get an update directly to the next version - Jelly Bean. At this moment, sadly, we can’t tell you exactly when to expect it. We’ll update you as soon as we have more information :),” Samsung Bulgaria’s account replied to an inquiry on its official Facebook page.

We’ve heard whispers about the Samsung Galaxy Advance also getting an update directly to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but we can’t see the official confirmation of that just yet.

So there you have it, sounds like a certain thing coming from an official Samsung account and we’re definitely excited about the prospect of getting Jelly Bean - the 4.1 update brings much, much faster and smoother experience to Android. You can also check out our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to see how it works on its current Gingerbread version.

source: Samsung Bulgaria via GSM Arena

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 06:58

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


ace 2 is sola competitor.. i hope sola gets jb quicker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 07:32 1

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Doesn't look likely soon. XP just got ICS after months of wating.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 07:17 2

2. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Nice move Samsung. Wish other manufactures did more of this.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 07:45 1

4. rihel_95 (Posts: 229; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


want ICS or JB on my Samsung Galaxy Ace... :(

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 08:03

9. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


its too old and lousy for that
Besides , its not produced anymore so do you think Samsung actually give a s**t ?
Root and flash CM9 yourself

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 07:57

14. rihel_95 (Posts: 229; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


CM9 is still in built for this phone. Last release was Alpha 3, no stable release yet.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 09:12

5. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Laaaaaaaaaagggggggggg

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 09:33 2

6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


don't be like that, Android is improving

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 08:03

10. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Jelly bean on such a low end device will lag .
Just like iOS6 for 3GS will lag

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:15

7. b0g23 (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 May 2012)


strange ... samsung sweden anounce the update for samsung advance in the 4Q of 2012, i think the update for samsung i8160 will be in the 1Q of 2013 ... :)

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:56

8. SprSkl (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Respect for Samsung for this if this is true. I'm shocked and happy at the same time.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 05:51

11. jonathandh (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


This would be awesome, but I'm a bit sceptical..

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 05:37

12. suren1998 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


you people r so stupid . don't u think samsung will test jellybean on the ace 2 before officially announcing it? u haven't even seen it yet so shut ur faces

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 05:39

13. suren1998 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


so stop saying that it will lag!

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