Samsung Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update detailed

Samsung Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update detailedThe Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 are all the rage at the moment (selling millions and millions), and both are now officially rocking Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).

But don’t forget the aging Samsung Galaxy S II. Yeah, it’s almost two years old, but it’s about to receive delicious Jelly Bean too, huzzah!

Going back a bit, the Samsung Galaxy S II was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2011, and until quite recently it wasn’t clear if it’d be updated to Jelly Bean or left on Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

However, the Samsung Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update has been confirmed, and various details have been intercepted by Sammobile.

Unsurprisingly, South Koreans are expected to be at the head of the queue for the Samsung Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update (which must be installed via Kies, incidentally), though hopefully we won’t be too far behind.

Samsung Galaxy S II Jelly Bean features include improved scrolling performance with Project Butter, preloaded applications such as Google+, and familiar Samsung stuff including Smart Stay (which keeps the display lit as long as you’re looking at it) and Pop-up Play.

More news on the Samsung Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update as we get it, broskis.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 7, 2013 at 16:15

Take that, Apple! (Preemptive troll post. Free this week only)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 7, 2013 at 16:52

I used the update for ages, it really does bring new life to an ageing device.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 7, 2013 at 16:59

Ageing hahaha not even 2 years old. We are all nuts.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 7, 2013 at 17:14

Ageing hahaha not even 2 years old. We are all nuts.
Well, by the time the update comes out it'll be 2 generations old. We are crazy, though...who said this love of tech was a good thing :p?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 7, 2013 at 17:20

Ageing hahaha not even 2 years old. We are all nuts.
Well, by the time the update comes out it'll be 2 generations old. We are crazy, though...who said this love of tech was a good thing :p?


'xactly... eternal hellfire and New World Order. But I'm no longer sure about the chronology.

Pondlife  Jan. 7, 2013 at 17:27

Still likely to get it before last years (for most of the year anyway) Sony flagship..

And means there's not even one reason to consider the s3 mini...

rob585  Jan. 7, 2013 at 18:16

hardly an update....they confirmed it was coming last year and still we wait, unless your rooted of course.

Guan  Jan. 7, 2013 at 21:14

Still likely to get it before last years (for most of the year anyway) Sony flagship..

And means there's not even one reason to consider the s3 mini...


Your lucky, the 2011 LG flagship rival to the S2 (Optimus 3D, aka P920) has still not had an official ICS release. Not even a leaked beta! We're having to make do with a port from a the SU760 by XDA dev xbsall or if your willing to go without the 3D, then CM10.

Pondlife  Jan. 7, 2013 at 21:20

My lucky what?

dcx_badass  Jan. 11, 2013 at 01:17

hardly an update....they confirmed it was coming last year and still we wait, unless your rooted of course.
How do so many people not know what 'rooted' means yet keep throwing the term around, it has nothing to do with the ability to have Jellybean already.

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