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 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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41 Comments

41. sxxb83

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

"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." -why do ya say that Alterecho? I had thought about getting the gs3.

40. sxxb83

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

I have the galaxy s 2 from straight talk. How can i update my phone if not already updated?

39. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They previously said that SII will get updated to 4.2 and now they are not.

38. Blazers

Posts: 796; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Too all you people saying you already have 4.2.2 or 4.3 on your S2: the problem is about adding TOUCHWIZ to 4.2.2., not some stock ROM. 4.2.2 and Touchwiz is obviously a big issue, as Samsung is having problems even implementing it on the S3 and Note 2, let alone the S2.

34. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

they don't want to hurt SIII and S IV mini sales

32. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Really more fragmentation?

22. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Screw you Samsung, I'm already running 4.2.2 on my S2.

19. JDogg5281

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Go ask HTC 2011 Flagship phones (Sensation and Amaze) about Jellybean

18. Cyberchum

Posts: 1150; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

My only complain with my SGS2 is overheating and crappy battery everything else works just fine.

17. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

So how about the just remove touchwiz and make it an optional upgrade with a disclaimer that it will be stock if you choose to accept it.

31. joey41

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Thought the same

16. ilia1986 unregistered

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

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.

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.

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: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

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

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.

6. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

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

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?

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; 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 ....

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

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.

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