Earlier this month, the South Korea-based phone maker has officially unveiled the details regarding the yet-unreleased Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2. Even though Samsung didn’t mention when the Samsung Galaxy S2 will get Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the rumors were pointing that the firmware update will roll out in late January.
Today, an official of the Asian company spoke for CNET, saying that the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 will hit the first terminals as of next months. The same official also added that the users in Singapore will be the first to receive the firmware update, with the rest of the world to follow, without mentioning an exact date for when Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will hit other markets.
We shouldn’t forget that Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy S2 Plus model, a smartphone that comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, while packing the same technical specifications as Galaxy S2. Now that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will officially arrive on the Galaxy S2 it will do but harm S2 Plus’ sales, therefore, the delay of the firmware update for the former flagship might be just a pure marketing decision.
Samsung Galaxy S2 was launched in April 2011 running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread out of the box. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware update followed months after, and now with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update ready to hit the market, Samsung shows us it takes great care of its former flagship smartphone.
Galaxy S2 had a big contribution to the sales of the company’s Galaxy S line-up. Samsung recently announced that over 100 million Samsung Galaxy S smartphones were shipped globally since the debut of the series in June 2010, with over 40 million Galaxy S2 units shipped in 20 months after the debut.
You should also know that the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 will be available exclusively via KIES, due to it’s extra large size.