Samsung is known for treating its older flagships appropriately, with timely software updates and enhancements. Despite the age of the former Samsung top-dog, the Galaxy S2, its manufacturer is willing to update it to Jellybean in the shortest time possible. Evidence of Samsung’s effort has just popped on Samsung’s Korean website.
The Jellybean update for the Galaxy S2 will become available on Samsung’s Kies servers soon, firstly for Korea, and then for the rest of the world. It will be quite on the large side, forcing you to delete some data first, in order to have enough free space for the update to be installed successfully. In the updating process, the internal partitions of your device will be resized, meaning the system partition will get a gigabyte from the internal storage. That said, it’s recommended you make a full data backup before updating to Jellybean to prevent data loss.
It may seem that the update process will be quite cumbersome, still, Samsung has also posted a list of features in the new update that should cool your mind.
1 Platform upgrade from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jellybean
- Major performance improvements in homescreen scrolling and menus
- Application usability improvements
2 New preloaded Apps
- Google Play Books
- Google Play Movies
3 New and improved functions
- Easy mode and Block mode
- Camera improvements
- Smart Stay
- Pop-up play
- Improved applications usability
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Still, it would take time until everyone gets his desired Jellybean update for his beloved Galaxy S2 smartphone. But that’s not even close to how long users of the retired flagships of the other manufacturers (read: HTC, LG) would have to wait for their Jellybean treaties.