Galaxy Ace 2 & Galaxy S Advance Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update delayed again

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Galaxy Ace 2 users (including me) are still waiting for the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update. It appears that we’ll have to have to hold our breaths a little longer. As you may already know a lot of Android websites erroneously reported that the Galaxy Ace 2 received the long awaited update days ago. But that wasn’t quite the case since the only builds made available consisted of a carrier  firmware and another unbranded Chinese firmware that was reportedly causing issues on European Ace 2 devices.

Samsung Ukraine nows confirms that both Ace 2 (GT-I8160) & S Advance (GT-I9070) will receive the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 treatment next month on the 22nd & 24th of May as seen below. Both handsets were supposed to have both their updates by the end of December last year but Samsung postponed the roll-out to Q1 2013 (around February-March) but it was then pushed to a later date which roughly corresponded to late March-early April as previously confirmed by Samsung Ukraine.

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The update appears to have shelved off been again! The reason behind this may be purely technical, i.e some unexpected problems with the NovaThor ST-u8500 SoC sources or Samsung screwed up something with their builds. Either way, we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed, the jar backs of beans is still a month away! (If not delayed again)

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4 thoughts on “Galaxy Ace 2 & Galaxy S Advance Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update delayed again

  1. Mateusz Abram

    Galaxy Advance update is rolling out right now. I hope Ace 2 will get it sooner than Ukraine says. Maybe those dates are for Ukrane only?

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      • Mateusz Abram

        I may double my reply, since the first one went to moderation for pasting an url.

        So back to the topic: I’m relaying on Kies twitter managed by Samsung Netherlands, which posted recently a list of Jellybean updates for G Advance, for various brands and countries.

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