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Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Now Rolling Out

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.

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  • tradermonkey

    Just tried searching via the system>about phone>sftware update method. ‘No Updates available. Ace 2 bought unlocked in the USA and now being used in South America. Bummer.

  • SmokeyMcPot

    Silly sensationalist headline.
    The Jelly Bean was released in Portugal (TMN) and Greece only so far…

  • Harsh

    Can any one tell me exactly when will Samsung Galaxy S Advance will get the Jellybean update?
    P.S: I have an unlocked phone and I from India.

  • groentje1

    i cant wait on the update

  • Daniel Nkwocha

    Will I be able to update with a rooted device?

  • Maurice Samuels

    samsung=once you own your on your own

  • sajal

    when ace plus will get plz tell?

  • eng_mec

    To me, the Ace 2 is the best smartphone, since I don’t want to carry an almost-tablet on my pocket. But everything is working SO WELL with Gingerbread that I’m afraid of trying Jelly Bean… don’t fix if ain’t broken, you know…

  • sasori

    in the philippines nothing haha when it will be??

  • dradroid

    any update on the release date of JB in Philippines?

  • Samsungace2

    When does the update come out for the Netherlands?

  • Hallo

    There’s still no update?!?

  • patrick

    Is there also an update for the netherlands?

  • Curious

    Will pop up play feature be there?

  • leke

    Is there update in nigeria

  • Keith Jasper Cruz

    when will they release its update in the Philippines? it’s been too long,

  • tamhiggy

    how can i find out if my ace2 is running jellybean,done an upgrade but not sure what it was for.. first phone and a bit confused….

  • Ace 2 user

    This is bullshit, still no update