Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160P smartphone has received today the official OTA Update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. This device is the one with NFC incorporated and not the previous variant with model number I8160.
This morning, Samsung started to update the NFC edition Galaxy Ace 2 earlier to Germany via OTA Update notification and Samsung KIES. Also, you can flash this new firmware using ODIN; we’ll post a tutorial on how to do this shortly.
Updating your Galaxy Ace 2 I8160P smartphone to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 will bring the latest TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 interface changes, improvements added to the all phone sections. This has been released for the German region only, but you should expect it to reach other worldwide smartphones.
I8160PXXME1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OTA Update has been created on May 1st. It brings tons of tweaks and it is the first major overhaul of the Galaxy Ace 2 interface. Since this is the first Jelly Bean update released for this phone, Samsung should start planning the next Android 4.2.2 JB update timeline so that no Galaxy Ace 2 user will be left behind the Nexus users, who are already waiting the launch of the Android 4.3 JB build today.
By updating your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 NFC variant to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXME1 firmware, you will get the Google Now service, improved keyboard, offline voice recognition, expandable notifications, Project Butter etc. Updating to this latest firmware build is easy as you simply have to wait for the Official XXME1 OTA Update notification to appear on your device and, when it does, you simply tap once to download and install all the required files.
You will get the OTA update only if you’re on stock Android. Also, if you didn’t get the OTA update notification, then you can connect your phone to your PC and then launch Samsung KIES for an automatic updating process. However, in case you’re a user that is not based in Germany and other supported regions, you can only use the firmware file at SamMobile and flash it using ODIN. In case you don’t know how to apply the firmware files, then you should return to our website as we will shortly post a tutorial teaching everyone how to successfully update their Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160P device with Android 4.1.2 XXME1 Jelly Bean firmware.
Tell us in comments if your Galaxy Ace 2 NFC edition got the update and give us some insight on how’s it running with this latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean build installed. Also, has the battery life been reduced after upgrading?