Samsung revealed earlier this month the full details on the hotly-anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S II. However, the handset maker did not offer an exact release date of long-awaited upgrade, instead confirmed it would arrive in South Korean at all three major carriers.
Although we had previous rumors pointing to a possible February rollout of the Jelly Bean update, it looks like Samsung surprised its fans with an earlier launch.
The guys over at SamMobile report that the deployment of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade for Samsung Galaxy S II has just started in Spain.
The update is only available for international, unbranded Galaxy S II units, but we’re pretty sure carrier-branded variants will follow soon.
As Samsung mentioned earlier this month this major update can only be downloaded and installed via Kies desktop software, so Galaxy S II owner should make sure they have the latest version on their computers.
It is also worth mentioning that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade will lower the amount of internal memory of Samsung Galaxy S II from 12GB to 11GB, so take that into consideration before attempting to update.
Keep in mind that Jelly Bean for Galaxy S II brings the full experience of the Nature UX, which will replace the obsolete TouchWiz 4.0 user interface.
Aside from that, there are a bunch of new changes included, such as better performance and more stability, new services and apps, as well as new options.
The Galaxy S II will be pre-loaded with Samsung S Cloud services and Google Now, a brand new lockscreen with various customization options, two homescreen modes and a fresh notification bar with a slew of toggles.
The phone’s 8-megapixel rear camera has improved features and there will be new widgets added, which are already included on Galaxy S III. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.