Android 4.1.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note possibly delayed until 2013

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.

Related phones

Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)
GALAXY Note
  • Display 5.3" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(13.50h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. usashy97

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

We'll wait. However, we thought we'd celebrate Christmas having jelly bean loaded in our devices. Alright, nothing wrong. So, I hope this conclusion would be the last one and no more postponing the release. Thanks.

12. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

I thought jellybean for galaxy note is official! I had it for a month I think, tnx to XDA. I can asure you, it worth wating.

2. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Why does it take a whole month to change one R/W permission setting in the kernel?

3. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Been running AOKP Jellybean for a month now on GS2. So Awesome.

5. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

And yet somehow, us Galaxy Note users on AT&T that use the crapdragon quallcrap chips will also get delayed... One is not equal to the other yet they treat it as if it where...

6. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Its been delayed till January not end of the world people..maybe pa should have mentioned that.

7. WinC76 unregistered

I'm not surprised by this. One of the carriers in my country have already noted that the update was expected to come out next year, next month (when they started testing the update 2 weeks ago). So I was already well prepared for this.

8. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

I have the leaked version on my note and I have to say, it feels like a completely new phone. The only thing missing is the unboxing. It is just like the note II without the quad-core or air-view. It even has paper artist. You also get 50GB of free storage from dropbox and is, for the most part, much smoother than before. And that's just the leak! Note and SII owners should be excited.

17. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

What leak? A leak for N7000 or I717? I havn't heard of a leak for either.

18. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

NM found XXLXA leak for GT-N7000

19. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Yup, the N7000. If you're interested you could use Odin, Sammobile has detailed instructions, I lost all my data though so be careful

11. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Im getting an S2 soon actually in january so i hope JB would roll in by that time

13. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

hmmm....when sony says they will updated 2012 xperia to JB on this coming Q1 2013, everyone was getting upset....

16. wendygarett unregistered

Double standard, isn't it?

14. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Forget this...flashing official jellybean as we speak

21. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Can u tell me how to update using Samsung Kies? Facing issues..What to install on PC first. Guide me the process step by step so that I dont get any error. while connecting to SGS2 with PC, the kies is searching for the device but cant find one. I installed the Samsung Usb driver & Kies. May be they should be done in an sequence. guide me plz. (send email on kabhijeet.16@gmail.com)...Thnx

23. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

15. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

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