Last September Samsung promised that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update will roll out on many of its terminals, and now, half a year after the official announcement the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 is officially rolling out at Vodafone UK.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of the most popular Android-powered smartphones out there, and it is a smart move from the South Korea-based company to roll out the latest firmware updates for its old flagship smartphone.
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S2 brings major user interface improvements, after the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update only revised the Gingerbread UI here and there.
Besides the Android-specific improvements, like the buttery smooth Project Butter interface, the highly-appreciated Google Now, the improved notifications area, and many other goodies like this, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update also allows the Samsung Galaxy S2 users to taste some of the TouchWiz features that debuted on the Samsung Galaxy S3, like Smart Stay, Direct Call, Pop-up-play, or Lockscreen shortcuts.
Just like it happened with most of the Samsung terminals the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 rolled out gradually. The first units that received the new software update in January 2013 were the international Galaxy S2 (GT I9100) models, followed by the South Korean variants a few of days later.
The Canadian variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2 also received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, sometime in February. Now the users based in UK are reporting that the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update has started to roll out at Vodafone UK, which is a good news for them all.
Reports are indicating that the Android 4.1.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S2 is available through KIES, but you might as well check whether the firmware update is also available OTA, In order to do so you must head to Settings > About Phone > Software updates and tap the Check for updates button.
If by chance the software update is also available OTA, we’d recommend you to perform it while connected to a WiFi Hotspot, as it’s quite big. Also make sure that you have at enough storage space available and that the battery level of your Samsung Galaxy S2 is above 30 – 40%.
After you update your Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean you should expect less bugs and some visible improvements in battery life, besides the other software improvements brought by the new software.
Just in case you forgot we remind you that the Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Exynos CPU with Mali-400MP GPU and 1 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera on the back with full HD video recording, all these powered by a 1650 mAh battery.
If you are reading this from UK and you are with Vodafone, please let us know if you managed to update your Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in the comments section bellow. Have you received the Android 4.1.2 update on other carriers, as well? The comments section is all yours.