Samsung Galaxy S II to be Jelly Beaned next month?

Samsung Galaxy S II to be Jelly Beaned next month?
Remember when the Samsung Galaxy S II was considered the best Android smartphone ever made? It doesn't feel like it was all that long ago, but now the superior Samsung Galaxy S III has taken that title although a number of Android models could be under consideration for such an honor. Anyway, this is all about the older model.

You might recall that we recently showed you a web page from Samsung Korea that revealed some information about the Android 4.1.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. That information has since been taken down. But a Samsung spokesperson has told Cnet Asia that the Jelly Bean update is going to be available for the Samsung Galaxy S II starting next month when it will be debuted in Singapore. From there, the update should spread to the rest of the world.

The update will be available via Samsung Kies and not from an OTA update. It will reduce the amount of available internal memory from 12GB to 11GB on your phone, and will include some of the new features seen on the Samsung Galaxy S III like Smart Stay. You might remember that this allows your phone to stay on by using the front-facing camera to make sure you're not sleeping. Once the camera notices that you have given in to the Sandman, the display joins you and also goes to sleep.

If you speak Korean fluently and like to take risks, you can try to flash an unofficial version of Android 4.1.2 for the Galaxy S II from Hong Goon. Interested? Click on the sourcelink. Everyone else, just sit tight as it appears that Android 4.1.2 isn't too far from being available for your Samsung Galaxy S II.

source: HongGoon (translated) via CnetAsia

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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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24 Comments

1. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

If s2 gets jelly bean before my one s I will throw a fit

11. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

How about if this gets 4.1.2 before Verizon's Nexus gets 4.2... haha

2. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Me too.

3. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

there's hope my dear S II... don't worry, I'll keep you in my pocket~

4. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I won't be surprised if this update finally hits our phones in December.

5. spiceman

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 24, 2010

The last update ruined my S2. Crap battery life and other major problems. I wonder if this will fix it? I blame sprint. I paid the early termination fee and got the note 2 with tmobile. I'm happier than a Clam at high tide but my wife is still suffering with her pain in the ass S2.argggg!

20. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

I feel you. However, I don't seem to have that many problems, it's mainly battery life and call quality. The recent issues I've been having were actually because my battery permanently died and started swelling up. :P The Jelly Bean update for the Sprint GS2 is already being tested, and it had no bugs except calls, which they've fixed by now. That was like two months ago, so tell your wife to expect something really good!

6. Ratheesh143

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Jelly love for s2.

7. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Prob this might be the last update for s 2

8. johnnh

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

the razr got updated like almost a month ago mehhhh

9. johnnh

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

i meant the OG razr obviously

16. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

OG razr released after Galaxy S2 5-6 months.

10. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

@Alan F : .jelly bean support most common languages ...that leak is " XXLSJ " which is been leaked over 2 months ago ..and im running it on my device since November and as most of samsung leaks ..the region/country is UK

12. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Good news for those who want the stock rom. For everyone else waiting eagerly, why dont you consider a custom ROM? There are so many available, right from CM10.1 to AOKP to leaked and customised roms. I depend on XDA for all my ROMs and have been enjoying Jellybean for a few months now.

13. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Alot of bland news lately. Guess if its not related to Google or Apple, must be no news on this site. You folks at PA need to quit your fanboyism and be more open minded. This site use to be a great source for up to date tech. Now its just a faboys site.

14. joey41

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Hope virginmobile will update S2

15. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

@joey41 both boost and virgin mobile run off of Sprint's towers, so when they update their s2's, it's a safe bet that boost and virgin will too. @lubba hey buddy, there have been plenty of updates in tablets and phones to make a dedicated reader like me not want to read at all with the abundance of technology in the CES expo alone. Even then, plenty of updates in technology pricing, software updates, as well release dates. You know what the real problem? You have s**t else better to do with your time or your head is lodged far up your ass for you to notice the various articles posted on the daily. Read you jackass, that would help you out alot. Also, even if the site was that bad, who's the genius who keeps coming back for more? Talk about a battered housewife syndrome.lol

17. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

I hope the Epic 4G Touch will get JB too. The ICS update has absolutely screwed up the phone. We have 2 E4GT's in my family, and both will randomly lose power and semi-shut off, but will still be on (just unusable with the screen black), and the only way to get it to turn back on is remove the battery. It started happening after the ICS update on both of them, and it is happening close to once a week on each of them.

18. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is known as the Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint just as it's known as the Samsung Galaxy skyrocket for AT&T. The jelly bean update should be able to fix that, problems like those usually come from the OS build. I also have the Samsung Galaxy S2, it's for boost mobile though, but it's the exact same one as Sprint and virgin mobile seeing how boost and virgin are American subsidiaries of Sprint.

23. riggsy

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Incorrect. The Skyrocket for ATT is US variant that has the LTE radio and different processor in it from the sprint epic 4G. Even though it sounds like both will get Jelly Bean there are some differences.

24. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Yeah. When they are talking about the GSII, they mean the international variation. The Epic 4G Touch and the Skyrocket are US variations that get their own version of the updates, so we still have to see if they plan on updating these versions as well as the international version.

19. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

When sony announced that it will updated the 2012 Xperia line in early this year.. Most people are saying bad comments... What I found here...

21. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Believe me am running 4.1.2 on my s2 i9100 and its just like perfect although its leaked rom

22. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

I flashed the leaked Jellybean ROM weeks ago. Project Butter is very obvious and Google Now is perfect. Lock screen is slightly dodgy but everything else is perfect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7b_vJtMSMI That explains it in enough detail how to flash it. Rooting not necessary.

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