Samsung Korea reveals Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Korea reveals Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S II
Yeah, you used to tote around the greatest Android phone ever built. But that was more than two years ago and as you enviously eye your pal's Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy S II nesting in your back pocket is feeling mighty old. But here is some news that might cheer you up. The Samsung Korea website now shows support pages for the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. The pages list the name of the three local carriers, but don't show any schedule as to when the update will be available, which will be through Kies according to the site.

Besides the usual fun and games that go along with Android 4.1, including Project Butter and Google Now, the update brings Google+, +Talk, Google Play Movie and Google Play Book to the model. Pop-up play will be added to the Galaxy S II, possibly alleviating some of your jealousy, and the camera will be improved as well, allowing you to pause while recording.

Eventually the update will be rolled out and should include U.S. carrier branded versions as well. And for those with the Samsung Galaxy S III walking around like their phone is "all that," it won't be too long until you're in the same position, envious of your pal's Samsung Galaxy S IV.

source: SamsungKorea (translated), SamMobile via Engadget

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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)
Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. Xperia42

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2012

That's awesome

10. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

thumbs down to a "that's awesome" i just dont get it, because it is pretty "awesome" that sammy still cares about such an old phone (unlike some other manufacturers that come to mind)

17. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

what awesome..... its time for 4.2 or upcoming 5.0 .... and they now going to air 4.1

20. half_21

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

but still, much better than the other brands, like HTC with their sensation, LG with their optimus, phones which was released almost the same time with the GS2...so not bad at all move for samsung...

22. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

this is only for people who use the samsung updates those who want 4.2 can get in easily enough from xda

2. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Even today the SII is a magnificent phone, other phones may have passed it specwise, but the SII can still keep up with ease. The SII and the iPhone 4 have really left their mark more than any other phone.

9. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Yep! The best thing is that Sprint users like myself don't have to use buggy Kies, I get the OTA JB update! Can't wait! From the current leaks, I've heard they did a great job with it.

18. jmoney62987

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Kies is horrible; I tried daily to update my gs3 for three weeks and never could. Just returned it for a iphone 5.

21. half_21

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

are u talking about the Hardware ID missing problem in kies? i happen to find a solution for that in youtube...i just downloaded a drive in this site.... devid.info, then install it then after that no more problem,

24. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Not just that. I've heard about some brick issues as well. I made Kies work with my device too. It shouldn't be that hard, though.

3. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Besides the HD screen and larger display, the SII (international version) just a lone on raw power kills my Galaxy Nexus. Such a good phone.

4. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

that is my boy sammy given People want thier want an let see those carrier put their part to see JB on theSGS2, an show those infiels who u r . Go my son sammy spread happiness to the world

5. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Ooooookay.

6. ilia1986 unregistered

"And for those with the Samsung Galaxy S III walking around like their phone is "all that," it won't be too long until you're in the same position, envious of your pal's Samsung Galaxy S IV." Nope. I've already set up my GS3 to be exactly as I like. Of course there will be changes courtesy of new types of widgets\apps available, but given the fact that the GS3 has a quad-core Exynos processor which is: a. Very custom-rom friendly and b. very overclockable, aside from very heavy 3D games - it will still manage to do almost anything in the next 3 - 4 years. Especially when I will root it and install whatever Android 5.0 custom rom there will be. :D

7. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

s2 awesome device and still gets atention s3 is ok but s2 is different for me I fall in love with s2 :,)

8. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

Yet its HTC counterpart (Senstation) is still in hmm-ing and ahh-ing whether if it will get updated or not. KMT!

11. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Greatest classic phones that have far surpassed their expectations, this is my opinion only. GS2/HD2 and the N900/N9.

12. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

I flashed the leaked official JellyBean rom for my Galaxy S2, so when I connect to Kies to update to the latest one it says 'your device's current firmware version is not supported to upgrade through Kies, What should I do? Do I have to manually install this one as well?

13. dohraymee

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Considering how many S2s are in the field and how capable the device is (the coming S2 Plus is actually a hardware downgrade), the JB upgrade makes sense. I've been waiting for it since the original announcement for 4q12. I wish Samsung would just get on with it and quit dawdling. And I hope this time it is a full upgrade rather than the half-baked one they did going from Gingerbread to sort-of ICS.

14. angelesmec14

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

So with the Galaxy S II getting Jelly Bean it's just the original Galaxy Note between me and the glorious day of my life..the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S Advance..please Samsung show some more love.

15. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

finally... i can smell jellies for my S2... xD

16. J1919

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

"Yeah, you used to tote around the greatest Android phone ever built. But that was more than two years ago and as you enviously eye your pal's Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy S II nesting in your back pocket is feeling mighty old. But here is some news that might cheer you up" It;s funny because in possibly a few months the S3 is going to be in eact position. The tech world is so rabid.

19. jmoney62987

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

I wish Samsung would follow apples way of new product and os updates. Once a year all gets updated.

23. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

o.O !

25. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Believe me am running 4.1.2 on my s2 i9100 and its just as fast as galaxy s3 Pop play, project butter, Google now and other stuff mentioned above is all here and its great Relly love it on my s2. It gave life to s2

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