The owners of the GT-I9100 have a new reason to cheer, after the South Korea-based phone maker officially announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 is in the works and it will be launched soon.

For the time being, only 1.2% of the Android-powered terminals are running on Jelly Bean 4.1, the firmware version that will soon be rolled out for the recently-launched Samsung flagship, Galaxy S3. The South Koreans aren't forgetting about their old customers, therefore the Samsung Galaxy S2 will soon be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Compared to the jump between the Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean can be considered a minor update, which mostly brings performance improvements and minor user interface changes, like a new set of widgets for the Homescreen, expandable notifications and a more user-friendly gallery app.

The list of new features also includes a redesigned keyboard and improved functionality for NFC connections. Therefore after updating your Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean you will be able to initiate photo sharing sessions by simply touching another NFC-friendly smartphone.

Next to Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy S2, the Asian company has also confirmed that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be available for the first generation Galaxy Note and for the new Galaxy Note 10.1.

Samsung Galaxy S2 was introduced last year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and was launched in April 2011 running Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box. Samsung Galaxy S2 sports a dual-core 1.2 GHz Exynos processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage and an 8 megapixel camera with full HD video recording capabilities.

Therefore, if you are the lucky owner of a Samsung Galaxy S2 you should be able to update your smartphone to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean over the next couple of weeks. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 should be available OTA and via KIES.

el koptan · 6 years ago

i am in lebanon,i tried to update ota, but,its giving always:no update.any solution??

Eldon · 6 years ago

How about the Galaxy S2 T989? It runs the same processor as the Galaxy S3 (1.5 GHz Dual Core)

samsung lover in MAURITIUS · 6 years ago

wow wow great waiting for jbn for my s2 as with icrem sndwsh there is a problem with the internet when i download a page of pictures only half of the page is full the rest it cant download. now waiting for my jelly to perform my galaxy s2.

Yousef Idrees · 6 years ago

But What about Samsung galaxy s2 i9100G ???

vineshvijayan · 6 years ago

plz wait couple of weeks....

lol · 6 years ago

its crap. get a normal i9100 :D

guest · 6 years ago

I think there's a slight mistake. Not all 9100 variants come with NFC. So some will enjoy the new NFC features while others will miss out.

Daren Johnson · 6 years ago

sources please...

Richard · 6 years ago

I have the Samsung S2 SCH- I777 (At&T version). I am interested if this will be updated as well to Jellybean?

Catalin Chiriac · 6 years ago

The South Korea-based phone maker officially announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 is in the works and it will be launched soon." Could you post some sources that state this kind of news Mr. Bogdan Pirvu? Thank You

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