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Samsung Galaxy S II Official Jelly Bean Update Details

Here’s good news for owners of Samsung Galaxy S II devices. It looks like Samsung is going to spread some official Jelly Bean love on these models as their Korean website announced details regarding an Android 4. 1 Jelly Bean update. Don’t get too excited yet though since this update seems to be targeted to the Korean version of the device but we’re sure an international version is coming soon.


The latest Kies software is required when updating your device. It’s going to take at least an hour for the upgrade to finish since it’s a rather large file. Before you go about with this procedure make sure that you have backed up all of your important data (photos, documents, music,), contacts as well as settings so that you can easily access them in case something goes wrong.

During the update process your phone memory will be reformatted and an extra gigabyte will be needed by the system memory. This will leave you with 11 GB of free space.

Aside from all of the nice features of Jelly Bean which you will be able to use you will also have access to Samsung’s Smart Stay technology which uses your front camera to detect your face and uses this to turn your screen on or off.

Below is the full list of updates Android 4. 1 Jelly Bean will be bringing to the Samsung Galaxy S II

Platform upgrade Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich → Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

  • improved Home screens and improved scrolling performance
  • Improved usability for some applications

Preloaded applications

  • Add Help
  • Add Google+
  • Add +Talk
  • Add Play Book
  • Add Play Movie

Newly added/improved functions

  • Add Easy mode, Block mode
  • Improved Camera functions: function like Pause while recording and more
  • Add Smart Stay
  • New functions like Pop-up play and more
  • Improved some functions & applications usability

We will keep you posted once an international version will become available.

via samsung korea

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