No Android 4.2.2 upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S II after all

No Android 4.2.2 upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S II after allFor many people, the Samsung Galaxy S II remains the finest exponent of the range – the phone that built the foundations of Sammy's current domination of Android and the smartphone market in general.

And now it seems it will remain as such, preserved for eternity as it currently stands, as Samsung has reportedly decided it won't be updated beyond its current Android 4.1.2 status.

Of course, considering it launched back in the days of Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is now nearly two and a half years old, that's no great surprise.

But it will be a disappointment to Galaxy S II owners who spotted their handset's name on a leaked preliminary list of Android devices set to get the Android 4.2.2 upgrade treatment that emerged back in March.

The reason, German site claims, is related to “adjustment problems in the TouchWiz interface”.

It's a testament to the popularity of the Galaxy S II that you can actually still get it on contract. Affordable Mobiles is one of a handful of online providers who'll sign you up, though even the biggest Samsungite might struggle to make the case for signing a two-year deal on a phone that'll be the best part of five years old by the end of it.

Via SamMobile

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