Samsung Galaxy S II might not get updated to Android 4.2 due to TouchWiz issues
posted by Victor H. / Jul 30, 2013, 5:56 AM
Samsung promised to update the S II to Android 4.2 (and possibly even Android 5.0), but it has run into “adjustment problems with TouchWiz”, so chances are it won’t be able to deliver on that promise.
Let’s be realistic, though. Android 4.2 is a relatively minor update, and getting 4.1 Jelly Bean on the now two-year old Galaxy S II already seemed like a threat (in the context of Android).
Interestingly, the original 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note is also based on the same hardware so while nothing has been said about its update path, it seems likely that it is also off the list for 4.2 Jelly Bean. The more powerful Samsung Galaxy S II Plus is still said to be getting bumped up to 4.2.
source: Connect.de via SamMobile
- 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)
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It doesn't matter. S2 is already fantastic on JB.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 6:04 AM 21
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Just a lame excuse from Samsung but yes agree its wonderful at Jellybean itself. Galaxy SII is the best smartphone design from SAMSUNG side till date.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 8:09 AM 4
Well it is a 2011 phone and they at least updated up to Jellybean 4.2. I'll give them that much and they didn't screw their userbase like another OEM did with update capable phones. Phones that didn't really get Jellybean or even ICS. Most people who have the S2 should be able to upgrade by now.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 8:27 AM 8
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SAmsung can do it if they remove those unnecessary bloatware from their TouchWIZ .....and 4.2 is not a Major of an Update !!! Booo Hooo SAMSUNG ... But we already have gotten early builds of CM 10.2(Android 4.3 )on our SII..... Samsung if you r going to stop support for S2 then release its Exynox source code & we won't even care if u release an update or not...that's all we ask ..
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 4:50 PM 0
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That's what custom ROMS are for!
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 8:41 AM 1
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B!tch please. Been running AOKP 4.2.2 since months. Makes my need to upgrade to S4 go away..
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 9:15 AM 4
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That's a damn shame, not a biggy though, this phone has seen almost Nexus type update support, it is the one global 2011 flagship to get up to JellyBean. :)
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 6:15 AM 5
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Galaxy S1 was also deprived of a update for Android 4.0
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 6:27 AM 0
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Those who got the S2 when it first came out wont have long to wait til they can upgrade their device and start a new contract. So realistically, they probably wont be that bothered about this.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 6:16 AM 4
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The Galaxy S2 was the last good (very good) phone from Samsung.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 6:50 AM 2
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Except the note, note 2, s3, s4 and all the other phones which have been awarded the best phones, no one can deny the note 2 was a great......
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 6:53 AM 9
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Spec/performance wise maybe. I was talking about both Specs and design. I don't know about the Note 2 (i don't like huge phones, so can't say anything on it), But many, i know, feel S3 design was horrendous.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 7:29 AM 1
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"getting 4.1 Jelly Bean on the now two-year old Galaxy S II already seemed like a THREAT" i think you mean treat. anyway, it should directly be updated to 4.3 since its optimized for slower hardware.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 6:54 AM 0
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