Samsung rolling out Android 4.1.2 update for the legendary Galaxy S II
posted by Ray S. / Jan 23, 2013, 3:08 AM
Thankfully, this update will bring the new TouchWiz Nature UI to the GS II. Until now, the handset was stuck with Samsung's old version of TouchWiz, which was much less appealing. The new software will not only look considerably better, but will also introduce some cool features like Smart Stay - the ability of the front-facing camera to detect if you are looking at the screen in order to determine whether to allow the handset to go to sleep mode or keep the display on.
Another major benefit of the Jelly Bean update will be Project Butter - a set of performance improvements that will make the interface noticeably faster and smoother.
- 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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HTC do something for the sensation.
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 3:12 AM 9
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Galaxy s2 was a True champion, best phone from Apr 2012 to Apr 2013.. Period , with most powerful Mali gpu and exonys cpu combo and SUPER AMOLED +, which still has not been on ggs3 or note 2.. they are HD but pentile, or what ever... The only phone which did beat iphone 4s, no other android stood tall infront of galaxy s2in its time... I owned it so i know... it was the best.. Sold it to get the Droid DNA.. which is the best phone now.. but wont remain best for 1 full year like gs2.. THE LEGENDOF GS2
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 11:51 AM 0
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@ abhishek48: First i'm betting you're sorry you sold your GS2, from the way you're praising it... 2. The dates it held the championship was 2011- 2012... 3. Congratulation to the JB 4.1.2 update for Galaxy S2... 4. I'm a owner of the Galaxy Original Note, our update will soon come, and IT (OG-Note), was the "Over all Champion of 2011- 2012... Long Live the Phablet
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 1:13 PM 0
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That's great news! Make a review of Jelly Bean running on SGS2!
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 3:13 AM 15
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Definitely good news, as many are still only a year into their two year contracts. With the amount of problems and bugs in ICS (although I've only had experience with Sprint 's Epic Touch), this should clear up a lot of issues that Touch WIZ brought. Ask many owners and they'd probably say they'd rather go back to Gingerbread. Hopefully this update makes all the difference
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 8:26 AM 0
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other android OEM should learn from samsung if they want to chip off a few market share from them...
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 3:25 AM 5
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Agree.. HTC juz trying hard to get a market share by creating new mobiles. no doubt they are amazing. but HTC has a blind ear to all the customer feedbacks & complaints. Also, they are denying android updates to their devices. This is not going to get them any place good. Each android device gets max 2, atleast 1 android update. but HTC One V was launched with ICS & will die with ICS... Bad startegey HTC.. LEARN from SAMSUNG
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 6:11 AM 1
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I've been on Boost Mobile for alittle over 2 years now and bought the SG2 as soon as it came out. To my surprise, it came with an ICS update right out the box and after reading about all the rumors of the GS4, I figured I'd stick with this until May, skip getting the S3 and just get the best Samsung has to offer with the GS4. A jelly bean update before this is just icing on the cake my friends. :D
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 3:47 AM 7
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i am from india I flashed the spain JB Rom. All is fine now my s2 is super fast. Thanks samsung.
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 4:30 AM 3
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Hi, I'm from Nigeria and own a Galaxy S 2, but still running android 2.3.5 (no update to even ics yet in Nigeria). Can you please tell me how you flashed Spain's JB ROM to your Galaxy S 2? I'll be most grateful if you can help me out here. Thanks
posted on Jan 24, 2013, 7:16 AM 0
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This is now Samsung's greatest strength ..the software support. Looking forward key lime pie for my S3 :)
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 4:46 AM 8
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I still have my sgs2, unfortunately kies doesn't work for me.
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 4:53 AM 0
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Have you tried force stopping it or clearing out the cache? If that doesn't work, maybe you need to update it or just uninstall it and then re-install it.
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 5:23 AM 1
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Wth! The galaxy note i717 should get it first!!
posted on Jan 23, 2013, 5:35 AM 0
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