First look: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean running on Galaxy Ace 2

February 8, 2013


    It seems that Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 owners have been waiting a lifetime to see anything other than Android 2.3 Gingerbread on their device. Last September, Samsung said that the phone will skip Ice Cream Sandwich and go straight to Jelly Bean, which is great and all, but the problem is that the update is still nowhere to be seen close to half a year later.

    If you’re wondering if Samsung is still planning to upgrade the Galaxy Ace 2, here’s some screenshots of the handset running Jelly Bean – albeit the pre-release build. They’re not much, but hopefully the screenshots can help assure you that the update is still coming.


    The Jelly Bean rollout date for the Galaxy Ace 2 hasn’t been specified by Sammy, but it might come sometime in March or April. Other low- to mid-range phones that will get Android 4.1 include the Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Mini 2, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Chat, and possibly more.

    Can’t wait to say goodbye to Gingerbread? Looking forward to Jelly Bean? Sound off in the comments below.


    • DevStaff

      I want this so I can port jellybean to other Novathor U8500 devices…

    • lfc2229

      yah jelly bean atlast :-)

    • Peterson Silva

      Yeah, fewer Gingerbread devices in the platform distribution numbers =P

    • meliorist

      The top photo looks like an Ace to me, rather than an Ace 2.

      • Jignesh Posarekar

        yaa that top device is galaxy ace plus not ace… !

        • meliorist

          I stand corrected. It is an Ace Plus. Still not a Ace 2, though.

          There seem to be rather a lot of Galaxies with “Ace” in their name. Makes it hard to keep track.

          • B Sadewo

            Sorry about that, folks. It’s fixed now.

            • Jignesh Posarekar

              that’s cool now :)
              by-the-way thanks for this fabulous news.
              like to see ace plus name in the jellybean update list of sammobile ahead.

    • GA2X

      does anyone know if the galaxy ace 2 X will be getting jelly bean or not?

    • Tim

      I hope the galaxy y will get the 4.2 update

    • GTMRhinox

      Can’t wait for first jelly bean firmware to be released for ace plus! As soon as its released I’m going to flash it!

    • savvas argyrou

      Can’t Wait

    • Bolang Priayadi

      mastah ask ACE2 update link for jelly beans … thx

    • Parasu

      I really what 2 say good bye to Gingerbread when its come 2 my ace plus :(

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    • Donato

      You can download the firmware (4.1.2 – I8160XXMB2) here:

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    • Ace2

      Ive been in touch directly with samsung and they assured me there were no plans for an update to jellybean. Cnet on the otherhand will have you believing it going to happen soon.

    • toto sga2

      It’s working on my galaxy ace 2..

    • momok

      cant wait for ace plus

    • william

      i cant wait to update my GALAXY ACE 2 into JELLYBEAN.. :)
      i hope that SAMSUNG will release the update A.S.A.P…

    • Ha Peace Awan

      i hope samsung galaxy ace plus will get jelly bean update on April!!! :D

    • PERZIT

      OMG OMG OMG cant wait for ace plus update jellybean update!!!!! :( its march and still hasn’t came yet

    • adiya

      Does anyone know in samsung galaxy ace plus will getting jelly bean or not?

    • Zane

      I really want jellybean for my samsung galexy ace 2 x and I’ve been waiting for this to come out for my phone. I really hope it comes out soon!