T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S II receives Android 4.1.2

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S II receives Android 4.1.2
The SGH-T989 is T-Mobile's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. When it was released in April 2011, the phone was running Android 2.3. It wasn't until last June that the phone received its first update to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. And that is where the phone was left until now, with the current update to Android 4.1.2 rolling out today. Since the previous update did not change the UI, the new one brings the latest Nature UX which means that after installing the updated  OS build, your Samsung Galaxy S II UI will resemble the one on the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II.

Obviously, the phone will be the recipient of Project Butter, allowing for silky smooth, lag-free movement on the screen. The actionable notifications allow you to respond to a missed call, or an email, directly from the notification shade itself. And of course, there is Google Now, churning out cards with information you need when you need it.

There are also a few Samsung related changes coming to your handset including Pop-up Play which helps you multitask by giving you the ability to move a video that you're viewing, all over the screen while certain apps play underneath it. Smart Stay uses the front-facing camera to monitor your eyes to see if they are still directed at the screen. If they are, your phone stays on. If not, your handset gets to go to sleep. Other changes include improvements to the camera, a new lock screen with customization options, new widgets from the Samsung Galaxy S III and two home screen modes.

As usual with these updates, they tend to roll out in phases, so if it doesn't reach your Samsung Galaxy S II today, don't put a call in to T-Mobile CEO John Legere all ready to go off on the T-Mobile executive. The update will come to you via the OTA process, or you can try to coax it out by connecting your phone to to your PC and using Samsung Kies. In both cases, you should probably have a stong Wi-Fi signal and have your battery charged up to at least 50%.

source: SamMobile via AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy S II T-Mobile
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

nice job samsung and t mobile

2. rojiblanko

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

and at&t hasn't update the Original Galaxy note to JB...thank God I got rid of it and bought my Nexus 4! BTW Good job T-mobile!

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Haha, just a few days after me and my cousin traded. She didn't like her GS3 because it was just a little too big, my GS2 was the perfect size for her so we traded once I told her about the 4.1 update that would bring Nature UX to it.

4. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Proudly rocking the AOKP JB mr6 build on my Tmobile S2. Pure 4.4.2 is way better than Touchwiz. I think I'll stick with my S2 till S4 arrives. Didnt feel the need to get S3 as it wasnt necessary.

5. oister85 unregistered

My s3 on att is only 4.1.1 what's up with that? Why not 4.1.2

6. devonblue4u

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

My Galaxy S1 and 3 Gnote1's (2 N7000's and 1 SGH-I717R) are loaded up with 4.2.2 JB and have been for a coupla months now. Never depend on the maker to take care of you after they have your dough. DYI!

7. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Samsung does it again! Nice job Sammy!

8. dudeyoureabarista

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

Does anybody happen to know about the AT&T Galaxy S2 (I777) jelly bean update? Not the Skyrocket. Because isn't the AT&T Galaxy S2 similar to the international one? So I expected that to receive the update first...

9. McParty

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2008

Has anyone actually installed the the update yet?

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