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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy S Advance to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Rumors emerge recently suggesting that two Samsung devices originally released running Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be getting a huge bump to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean without getting Ice Cream Sandwich first. While these rumors are good news to owners, they seem to be so good to be true but considering the fact they came from Samsung Bulgaria, there might just some truth in them.

Image: GSM Arena

GSM Arena reported the story first after having received a tip from their source they call Gregorii. According to them, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and Samsung Galaxy S Advance will be getting an official Jelly Bean update on still undisclosed date. The devices may be able to run JB smoothly provided they come packed with a dual-core NovaThor U8500 processor with 768MB of RAM. What is surprising is that both will be skipping Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Both devices were released earlier this year with Android Gingerbread OS and there was never any official update to ICS ever since. Previous reports, however, pointed out that both devices are in line to getting their piece of Ice Cream Sandwich but until now, there is no confirmation from Samsung that an update is in development.

The idea that Galaxy Ace 2 and S Advance will be getting a Jelly Bean update is not really far-fetched. One XDA Developer said that it is actually possible to update a device from Gingerbread to the latest version. After all, JB is still ICS in its core only with lots of features, improvements and tweaks.

It may sound strange that of all places in the world the Bulgarian Samsung chapter was the first one to break the news. Ubergizmo speculated that it might just be a miscommunication between a local Bulgarian Samsung employee who allegedly called their head office and was told ICS wasn’t coming but JB will. If you know Bulgarian, you might want to check out Samsung Bulgaria Facebook page to join in the conversation.

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