Samsung skipping ICS update, goes directly to Jelly Bean on Galaxy Ace 2

Samsung skipping ICS update, goes directly to Jelly Bean on Galaxy Ace 2
You might be pissed at first when you hear that Samsung extremely affordable mid-ranger the Galaxy Ace 2 is not getting updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, but wait until you hear the whole story. Instead of getting bumped up to Android 4.0 ICS, the second-generation Galaxy Ace will surprisingly get an update directly to 4.1 Jelly Bean, according to a representative of Samsung Bulgaria.



We’ve heard whispers about the Samsung Galaxy Advance also getting an update directly to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but we can’t see the official confirmation of that just yet.

So there you have it, sounds like a certain thing coming from an official Samsung account and we’re definitely excited about the prospect of getting Jelly Bean - the 4.1 update brings much, much faster and smoother experience to Android. You can also check out our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to see how it works on its current Gingerbread version.

source: Samsung Bulgaria via GSM Arena

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GALAXY Ace 2
  • Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.50h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

ace 2 is sola competitor.. i hope sola gets jb quicker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Doesn't look likely soon. XP just got ICS after months of wating.

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Nice move Samsung. Wish other manufactures did more of this.

4. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

want ICS or JB on my Samsung Galaxy Ace... :(

9. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

its too old and lousy for that Besides , its not produced anymore so do you think Samsung actually give a s**t ? Root and flash CM9 yourself

14. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

CM9 is still in built for this phone. Last release was Alpha 3, no stable release yet.

5. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Laaaaaaaaaagggggggggg

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

don't be like that, Android is improving

10. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Jelly bean on such a low end device will lag . Just like iOS6 for 3GS will lag

7. b0g23

Posts: 14; Member since: May 26, 2012

strange ... samsung sweden anounce the update for samsung advance in the 4Q of 2012, i think the update for samsung i8160 will be in the 1Q of 2013 ... :)

8. SprSkl

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Respect for Samsung for this if this is true. I'm shocked and happy at the same time.

11. jonathandh

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

This would be awesome, but I'm a bit sceptical..

12. suren1998

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

you people r so stupid . don't u think samsung will test jellybean on the ace 2 before officially announcing it? u haven't even seen it yet so shut ur faces

13. suren1998

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

so stop saying that it will lag!

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