The update was spotted about two weeks ago in Spain
Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S II is kind of elusive. We reported about two weeks ago that the update was spotted in Spain and we thought Samsung had already started the rollout of the upgrade.Alas, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy S II did not reach any other country until today. The folks over at SammyHub report Samsung Galaxy S II owners in South Korea have started to receive the long-awaited update.
The good news is Samsung has also confirmed the availability of the upgrade on its official website and published a video walkthrough on how to update the Galaxy S II via Samsung Kies desktop software.
Unfortunately, there are no additional details on the availability of Jelly Bean for Galaxy S II in other countries, but there’s a high chance it will start appearing in other regions pretty soon.
As far as we’ve seen, the update is available for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II units, though the South Korean company confirmed about a month ago that the upgrade would reach the main carriers in the country at first.
Anyway, it’s likely that Android fans who own carrier-bounded Galaxy S II models will have to wait a bit longer, as Samsung stated the availability of Jelly Bean upgrade is carrier dependent.
Those unfamiliar with the advantages of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should know the update will bring lots of new features and improvements, along with performance enhancements.
As we mentioned earlier, it’s only available via Samsung Kies desktop software and requires quite a lot of storage space. According to Samsung, the internal memory space of the Galaxy S II will shrink from 12GB to 11GB after the update is applied.
The update will bring a new TouchWiz UI, Smart Stay and Pop up Play features, as well as many other performance improvements and visual tweaks. Stay tuned for more info on the matter.