Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update details revealed by Samsung Korea, release date not so much

January 5, 2013
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While we expected the Galaxy S2 to be upgraded to Jelly Bean at some point last year, that hasn’t happened. To get things out of the way we’ll tell you right from the start of this post that we don’t have a release date available for the Galaxy S2 Android 4.1 upgrade.

However, Samsung Korea has posted more details about this highly anticipated update, even if it forgot to specify when it will be rolled out.

Apparently the upgrade to Jelly Bean will be done only via Kies and the whole thing will take at least one hour. During the update you’ll lose 1GB of storage, which will be used for system partition. That means internal memory will be at 11GB once Android 4.1 will be installed.

Here are other changes Galaxy S2 users can expect, as translated by Sam Mobile:

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

We’ll be back with more details about the actual rollout of the Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean upgrade in the near future.

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