As a Galaxy S2 user myself, it’s pretty disappointing to find out that S2 owners will have to wait even longer before we receive the official 4.1.2 update. It seems like we’ve already been waiting forever, but Samsung Sweden have now moved their update release date to January, back from the initial expect release in November. But who knows whether this release date will just be pushed back further and further.

The speculation is that the recently identified exploit problems with the Exynos processors will require developers to divert resources into fixing this issue first. So the Jelly Bean update will just have to be put on the waiting list until then. Frustratingly, it looks like the update is pretty much ready to roll out in some European countries already, but will be delayed until the update can be rolled out across the whole of Europe in one go.

So unfortunately we won’t be seeing the Jelly Bean update until sometime in 2013, but who knows when. Until then I’m seriously tempted to look at some ROMs to fulfill my desire for some new features on my Galaxy S2.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • I hope all their attention is on fixing the exploit and releasing 4.1.2 for the Galaxy Note 2 to more than poland where it seems to be stalled at this moment.- KID ANDROID (Team.Android.Canada)

  • Charlie Klementowich

    I can’t wait till we get this. It hasn’t rolled in South Korea as far as I can tell. I love my Note 2, but it would be kick ass to have Jellybean on by s2!

  • Lara

    I don’t even have JB for my two s3’s yet!

    • Ryan

      Either do i still haven’t got it am constantly checking though … sick of waiting!

  • it took less than 24h for chainfire to fire up a patch for this exploit… looks like i made the right desicion to say goodbye to stock roms. running 4.2 since yesterday and its working just great

  • dan

    I have 4.1.2 on my s2 and i love it . it so fast