Good news, guys, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is now finally rolling out. As you probably know, in September 2012, Samsung officially unveiled a list of devices that will receive the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 was one the list and now, almost half a year after the list was posted by the South Korea-based company, the mid-range smartphone is finally receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
There is no doubt that the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note terminals are the most popular of Samsung’s line, up, but the South Korea-based phone maker is also doing a great job selling mid-range smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 was one of them, a terminal that helped the company become the biggest smartphone vendor in the world.
In an attempt to show the world that it really cares about all its customers, Samsung is now giving its customers the opportunity to update their Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 smartphones to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
As you probably know the popular mid-ranger is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box, but as of today the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is officially rolling out. The smartphone skipped Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it seems that the South Koreans are trying to bring the Nature UX user interface on as many of their devices as possible.
As usual, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is rolling out in phases and the unlocked terminals will be the first to receive it. If you purchased your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 on contract, you might still have to wait a couple of weeks until the software engineers working for your carrier test the new firmware then give the OK for the roll out.
After you update your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean you will be able to enjoy all the goodies brought by the new Android version, plus some features of Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX that debuted on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Besides the buttery smooth Project Butter, the highly appreciated Google Now, expandable notifications and stability and performance improvements, also expect some Nature UX-specific functions like Direct Call or Pop-up-play.
The Nature UX debuted on the Samsung Galaxy S3 last year, and it brought some interesting features like Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Pop-up-play, Direct Call, customizable toggles in the notifications area and many more. Anyway don’t expect all of them on your Samsung Galaxy Ace one you update it to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, as some of them will be kept exclusively for the high-end terminals of the Samsung line-up.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is rolling out both via Kies or OTA. If you haven’t received the software update notification yet, it’s worth trying to search for it manually. In order to do so head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update then hit the Check for updates button. If you are choosing the OTA method we are recommending you to perform the update while connected to a WiFi hotspot, given the large size of the firmware.
In case you forgot, we remind you that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is sporting a 3.8-inch PLS TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a dual-core 800 MHz NovaThor U8500 helped by a Mali 400MP GPU, 768 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage, expandable using microSD cards.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 also comes with a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera, with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, and HD video recording support, while the front-facing VGA sensor is good for video calls. In terms of connectivity the Galaxy Ace 2 brings Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, HSPA, Bluetooth 3.0, and microUSB 2.0.
Have you received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update on your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 yet? Feel free to give us your feedback in the comments section bellow.