Samsung Galaxy S II may get Jelly Bean update in November

Samsung Galaxy S II may get Jelly Bean update in November
Although the Samsung Galaxy S III is all the rage nowadays, we bet that quite a few of you are still holding on to your trusty Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. After all, it still has the hardware specs to be relevant 16 months after its release on the market. Yeah, it may still run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but an update to Jelly Bean is definitely coming, and now, we think we know when we might expect it to start rolling out.

It has been brought to our attention that the Samsung Galaxy S II may get updated to Android 4.1 in November, at least in some markets throughout Europe. Evidence comes from Samsung Sweden's Facebook page, where a software update timeline has been posted. If the information is to be trusted, then owners of international Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones should expect getting the update in about two months from now.

Keep in mind, however, that the November release is preliminary and might change at any given moment. Also, it most likely does not apply for the U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II, although seeing them get Jelly Bean within the same time frame is not out of the question. 

source: Samsung Sweden (Facebook) via SammyHub

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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)



1. Seymour

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 10, 2012


4. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Its too early dont you think

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about ancient iOS ? :)

15. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

So damm long ? My dad should have bought a Gnexus Well i did i told him Galaxy S series sucks like s**t he dont listen to me now he see what he has in his hands

2. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Oh yeaaah! (Kool aid style)

3. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Impressive, I would like to see others upgrade like this. I doubt more than half of this phones "generation" will ever see the likes of Jelly Bean. Not to many of them even got Ice cream Sandwich.

5. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

if it does gat would be aasome..but i am happy with ICS For now atleast..

6. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

by the time the S2 gets it's update, we will be ready for Key Lime Pie or whatever the next android will be.

7. tharag

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

exactly what the old customers are feeling carp about all this timeline & promises when you have source code from months & other devices are getting update then why not all of them have it in some compact schedule than this vast timeline of quarters

9. WinC76 unregistered

I really hope Samsung does provide a Jelly Bean update to the S II. But of course, Samsung needs to confirm about this timeline.

10. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012


11. droidtx82

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I wonder when sprint galaxy s2 will get it

12. SvbZero

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Up until the 2nd to last OTA update.. The phone worked perfectly! Thanks Samsung for ruining my favorite phone! I paid $609 for the International Version.. & it was worth every penny.. Little did I know they'd push an OTA update that actually made it worse than stock Gingerbread it launched with! Went from averaging over 4,000 in Quadrant Standard.. to averaging 3,000 :( I scored as high as 4,675 before these last 2 updates

13. SvbZero

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Please fix this Samsung UK.. The phone deserves better than what you've done to it & us.. lately . I'm having problems now I never had a single time before these last OTA's.. Please fix this

14. Nafiz

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Hadeehh,, they said septemper, than october, than november, next december. why not said next year, then make it early samsung. my place always longer get updates -___-

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