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Samsung starts rolling out the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Ace 2

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Samsung starts rolling out the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Ace 2
It's time to take it to Facebook and let the world know that your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 is getting updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. One of our main gripes with the handset, when the manufacturer first released it in the middle of 2012, was that it came with the aging Android 2.3 Gingerbread, instead of something more contemporary like ICS or JB. Thankfully, Samsung is righting the wrong right now as it has started the roll-out of the 4.1 update for this trusty mid-ranger.

If you aren't getting a notification about a pending update yet - don't panic! As always, the roll-out is happening in stages, with some markets getting the new software earlier or later than others. Still, if you can't wait, you can always check if the update is available through Samsung's desktop program  - Kies. Software updates tend to arrive there earlier than over-the-air.

This update should bring the software version of your smartphone to I8160XXMC8, and it's going to incorporate all the key Jelly Bean features like Project Butter, Google Now, enhanced keyboard and more. Of course, Samsung's custom features will also be on board. It's not clear yet if the TouchWiz Nature UI will be part of the update, but it certainly makes sense for it to be included.

via: UnwiredView

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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:44 10

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


Compare this with SONY. Xperia P etc all still in queue with no news as to when they get JB though the company promised months back that it will be March 2013 ...

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 04:07 1

3. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


The update roll out begins March end. BEGINS. Understand these words in ENGLISH

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:24 4

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


Are you a SONY lawyer?

If it "BEGINS" then they should also specify an "END" date just like they specify the END of support dates wrt upgrades. It just can't be open ended. Oh maybe It begins Q1 2013 and Ends Q1 2014 right?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:36

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Dude, it will be updated in the "END OF MARCH", which means it starts in April.
http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2012/12/17/update-on-sony-software-upgrades-including-uplift-to-jelly-bean-android-4-1-for-2012-xperia-smartphones-2/

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 08:18 1

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


If an university says semester begins END of March it doesn't mean semester begins Start of April ... it means it begins End of march :)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 07:23

9. RohanM (Posts: 134; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


now take this, xperia p was also on 2.3 later got ics 4.0.4 which ace 2 is bypassing & xperia p also getting jb soon. so thus xperia p got 2 major upgrades. now compare this.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 08:19

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


ICS Hosed Camera on XP do you know that? Check talk.sonymobile.com ... there's a difference between getting soon and already got it :)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 09:29

15. RohanM (Posts: 134; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


I guess either your English is week or u don't understand my comment !! Read it properly then only reply.

Also whats does this mean ?? -- >> "ICS Hosed Camera on XP"

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:54

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


Since you brought in unrelated answer (which means even your english is weak) to what i wrote my answer had to be on similar lines ...

Visithttp://talk.sonymobile.com you would know what it means wrt camera on XP and ICS ... it never was fixed even with a follow up release.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 07:54 1

10. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


ok compare it with Xperia J a low end device and got jelly bean

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 08:20 1

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


Yea and Sola will never get it . So?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 09:25 1

14. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


that's because it's a cheap phone if they made a cheap phone with very good specs and upgradable to jelly bean they won't sell the xperia J and many people won't go for the xperia P as they will be satisfied with the sola

that's the same as galaxy ace plus and galaxy W " it's also not upgradable ;)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:57 1

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


Bottom line is SONY is toooo lazy on updates.
Even on their own forums moderators say don't invest money on a Sony mid ranger (J) ... :)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:33

18. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


actually I will invest my money on the J for me it's better than the ace plus and it's already received the JB update so what's your point

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 03:44 8

2. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Who does this right? only few manufacturers does this right. SO yeah props to Samsung. [+]

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 04:15 2

4. uchihakurtz (Posts: 276; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Using it right now. It is carrier branded but way faster and battery-friendly compared to the leak version.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:17

5. jonartpop (Posts: 162; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


Congratulations!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:43 2

8. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


This is why samsung is on TOP

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 18:02

19. maxspecs (Posts: 32; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


so is there is any news whether the galaxy s duos will get the jelly bean or not. this is really irritating :( :(

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 19:57

20. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I remember seeing a few months ago a ZTE device that started with Froyo and had gotten Jellybean4.2, and it was a midrange device
I wish they would have updated the original Ace beyond GB, it definitely could stand JB, as I had it rooted...

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