Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jelly Bean Update For Galaxy S2 likely February 2013

Good news for Galaxy S2 users!!

It has been reported that Samsung will provide a Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy S2 in February next month, starting from users in Singapore.

Since release of Galaxy S III, it was the general perception that Samsung has forgotten about its Galaxy S 2 users as no update has been provided to them for long.

Now the news has brought hopes that the S 2 users will also have their JB updated. The news have been broken by a Samsung spokesman to C|net that Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) updates will be rolling out to current S2 owners in the beginning of February in Singapore.

Before this, the only official aspect regarding this Jelly Bean update pointed towards the new features that this firmware would bring. Following are the new features that were previously spotted :-

Major Changes in the new Software Upgrade
1. Platform upgrade Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich → Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- improved Home screens and improved scrolling performance (thanks to project Butter)
- Improved usability for some applications

2. Preloaded applications
- Add Help
- Add Google+
- Add +Talk
- Add Play Book
- Add Play Movie

3. Newly added/improved functions
- Add Easy mode, Block mode
- Improved Camera functions: function like Pause while recording and more
- Add Smart Stay
- New functions like Pop-up play and more
- Improved some functions & applications usability

Release dates have been pushed back and back, and there have recently been rumors flying about from Samsung Korea, but a solid release date still eludes S2 owners.

Read more about it at: Chip Hazard

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