The update is available through Kies, OTA, and via web
Samsung has finally started to push out a new firmware update for its Galaxy S Advance users, with those living in Russia already able to grab it.This is none other than the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system flavor that has been long expected to land on the smartphone, and which was nowhere to be seen until now.
However, it seems that the South Korean handset vendor is finally ready to make the new OS available for its Galaxy S Advance devices out there.
However, the guys over at SamMobile note that the operating system upgrade was expected to start rolling out only in March, and that some countries might actually not see it until then.
The Android 4.1.2 update hasn’t been tested yet in all markets on this device, and this is certain to cause some delays in its deployment to end users.
The good news, however, is the fact that Samsung is making the first steps towards bringing the new platform release to its customers.
At the moment, Galaxy S Advance owners living in Russia should be able to grab the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS upgrade from the web, the news site notes.
The update is also said to be available through Samsung’s Kies desktop application, as well as over-the-air, straight from the smartphone.
Among the enhancements that users will benefit from following the upgrade we can count the availability of Samsung’s new Touch-Wiz Nature UI.
The new firmware version is said to have been pushed out of Samsung’s labs on December 18, 2012.
Unfortunately, no specific info on when the new platform release might be delivered to Galaxy S Advance devices in other countries around the world has been provided until now. Hopefully, it won’t be long before that happens, so keep an eye on this space for updates.