Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, S Advance Skipping ICS Update, Going Straight To Jelly Bean

While many of the leading 2011 Samsung phones like the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note are already running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but a lot of Samsung’s mid-range handsets are stilling sitting on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Today though, brings some great news for two Samsung mid-range handsets, one being the Galaxy S Advance with the other being the Galaxy Ace 2. According to a statement released on Facebook, both of the handsets will be completely skipping Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be jumping straight into the deliciousness of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest version of the Android OS.

Image: GSM Arena

A recent post on Samsung Bulgaria’s Facebook page, spotted by GSMArena, states that the update from Gingerbread to Jelly Bean will indeed be available at some point in the future, which would move both phones up to the latest version of the Android OS. You should really take this with a grain of salt until the updates actually arrive. Statements like this from Samsung Facebook pages have been wrong in the past, so it’s really not entirely official. Whatever the case, we’ve already seen that Samsung’s working on Jelly Bean for many of its budget-driven tablets, so it’s not really a surprise that these two handsets would be getting this upgrade.

On the flip side, Jelly Bean has yet to arrive on handsets like the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note, so Ace 2 and Advance owners may have quite a way ahead of them. It’s still nice that Samsung has said something about the handsets being capable of getting the update to Jelly Bean though. At least there’s hope for you unlike us owners of the Motorola Atrix and Atrix 2.

Are you excited to see the Jelly Bean update coming to the Galaxy Ace 2 and S Advance? Let us know in the comments below!

source: android central

5 Replies to “Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, S Advance Skipping ICS Update, Going Straight To Jelly Bean”

  1. Well, Moto said that they were going to try to upgrade everyone to Jelly Bean. Maybe they’ve had enough problems with ICS that they’re planning the same thing. But they want to give BIONIC the ICS update now, since they’re so (understandably) pissed off. Maybe a Q1 Jelly Bean update is coming for the A2?

    A little too late for me, given I’m up for an upgrade in June.

  2. Yes im excited! Finally some news! The S3 is taking all the limelight I think the Ace 2 is a fantastic midrange phone and deserves a better Android OS, roll on the Jelly bean! 🙂

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