Just last week, Korean tech giant Samsung announced details dealing with the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. Unfortunately, Samsung did not provide an exact release update for owners of the device.
Just today a Samsung spokesperson told CNET that the update for the Samsung Galaxy S II will be coming in the beginning of February in Singapore, with more markets to follow after. Unfortunately the update will not be pushed via OTA (Over the Air), as the update is very large. Samsung Kies will be the only option you have to upgrade the device to Jelly Bean.
As a refresher, Jelly Bean will bring Project Butter to the device, which will increase the overall performance of the devices. Jelly Bean will also bring Google’s Voice Search app, Google Now, to the device among a plethora of other features.
The Samsung Galaxy S II originally launched with Android 2.3 Gingerbread two years ago in 2011. There’s no doubt Samsung has been taking good care of owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II, as they made sure to update it to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and now Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Much like the Samsung Galaxy S III’s success, the Galaxy S II has sold 40 million units.
We will make sure to keep everyone updated as to when we start seeing Samsung Galaxy S II devices receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In the meantime, there is a plethora of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROMs on the XDA Community forums.
source: GSM Arena