Also known as Samsung Galaxy S II Lite, the Galaxy S Advance was launched on the market back in April with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system out of the box.According to Samsung, the smartphone will eventually receive a Jelly Bean update at some point, though the South Korean company did not offer any details on the release date.
However, it looks like Samsung Mobile Germany has recently confirmed that more smartphones will receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade in the following weeks, including the Galaxy S Advance.
The following statement was posted a few days ago on Samsung Mobile Germany Facebook page:
“Dear fans, more and more devices will now receive the update to Android Jelly Bean. Even the Galaxy S I9070 Advance gets this and is available in January on gravel or over-the-air is available.”
We expect Galaxy S Advance owners will be able to upgrade their smartphones via Samsung Kies desktop software or OTA (over the air), in stages, beginning January 2013.
Although Samsung Germany did not reveal additional details on the release date of the upgrade, we will keep an eye out of this one and keep Galaxy S Advance users updated with the latest info on the subject.
Spec-wise, Samsung Galaxy S Advance is placed between Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II, which is one of the reasons why the South Korean company promised a Jelly Bean update would be available for download.
The smartphone is equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, which is complemented by a Mali-400 graphics processing unit and 768MB of RAM. It also packs 2GB of ROM, 8/16GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
Samsung Galaxy S Advance also sports a decent 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.