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Jelly Bean update delayed for Galaxy S2

Sadly, the eagerly anticipated Jelly Bean update for Samsung's Galaxy S2 has been delayed until 2013. Is the Exynos processor exploit to blame?
December 18, 2012

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.