Samsung Galaxy S II might not get updated to Android 4.2 due to TouchWiz issues

Samsung Galaxy S II might not get updated to Android 4.2 due to TouchWiz issues
Samsung has already pushed two hugely important updates to its 2011 Android flagship the Galaxy S II bringing its version to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, but that might turn out to actually have been its last and final update.

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

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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)

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41 Comments

1. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

It doesn't matter. S2 is already fantastic on JB.

15. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

But how is the S2+ "MORE POWERFUL" than the original and is eligible for the update to 4.2?

20. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm proud you produced a non-biased comment. :')

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I was being reasonable.

27. lovefist unregistered

Thanks mxyzptlk, you're appreciative of android OEMS lately. S2 user here, I'm fine with my s2 using vanilla rootbox ROM with 4.2

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I was just only being reasonable.

35. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

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 ..

24. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

That's what custom ROMS are for!

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's an overstated excuse.

33. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 891; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Its ur excuse.. coz u cant do that on ur iDevice..

25. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

B!tch please. Been running AOKP 4.2.2 since months. Makes my need to upgrade to S4 go away..

36. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

And 4.3 builds have poped up ..i didn't think they would be able to do it so quickly !!! They did it in 4 days afta the release of Android 4.3 !!!! ....Respect for the Dev's working so hard for SII ..

2. dashing123

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

It doesn't matter what you think.

12. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

aha, Rocky

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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. :)

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Galaxy S1 was also deprived of a update for Android 4.0

37. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

YES ..i agree .. the S1 didn't get justice on that part ....

4. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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.

14. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

What do you think? Everyone who ones a phone is from the States And are tied to a contract?

6. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Unfortunate. Having said, this was a one of the best updated phones ever.

7. Zeus.k unregistered

Samsung actually did a great job with s2. Btw I'm running latest AOKP jb mr1 4.2.2 and I'm pretty sure it will get 4.3 also with root. So if you can root then head over to XDA and you can get plenty of support for s2.

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The Galaxy S2 was the last good (very good) phone from Samsung.

9. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

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......

13. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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.

21. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the S4 is a good design phone actually, S3 not soo much.

10. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

"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.

11. Adithya7184 unregistered

thank you so much samsung for supporting 2011 flagship phone upto 4.1.2. it doesn't matter if it gets 4.2 or 4.3 . i still love it.

16. ilia1986 unregistered

Bollocks. Got a mate who runs 4.2.2 slim bean. Works perfectly.

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