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Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) Gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

The Samsung Galaxy S2 upgrade happens earlier than expected. As previously reported, Samsung announced that the latest upgrade of their Galaxy devices will be sometime in February. But before the end of January this year, Samsung already gave its Galaxy S2 with the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade in its operating system. This keeps the ball rolling for Samsung as its Galaxy S users were somewhat surprised but pleased to find that they finally have the privilege to try out the faster and better operating system for Android, the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on their own units.

The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 in Spain which is the GT-19100 is the first to be graced with the Android OS update as reported in SamMobile.com. While the Android users are looking forward to get their hands on the Jelly Bean update, it will take a few more weeks before the upgrade will be available in other regions. Users of the Samsung KIES or Over-the-Air can now manually download the firmware on their device through desktop software. If they are not too comfortable of the manual process of downloading the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on their device they can wait for the automatic update to keep rolling soon pending the official announcement of Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100)

Samsung will also set a schedule for the carrier release dates of the upgrade for their Galaxy S2 under T-Mobile, AT&T, U.S. Cellular and Verizon carriers. It is expected that this will be anytime soon with an anticipated five different release dates. Rumors have it that the first to get the update will be carrier-unlocked devices and it is expected it to be across Europe. Although this is an unconfirmed report, people like to speculate which is an indication that Samsung device users are anticipating to get the update soon. Because the Samsung Galaxy S2 has so many users across the globe, the upgrade for the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in Spain is just the beginning of the lengthy process of leveling up the use of the Galaxy S devices. For sure, the numerous Galaxy S users are optimistic to get their hands on the Jelly Bean OS that could certainly improve their mobile technology experience.

This is good news for those who are using their aging Samsung Galaxy S. Updating their device will allow them to enjoy smoother, better and more efficient performance from their Galaxy S which is a better version of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Jelly Bean of Android is now being released and pushed out for global availability however the same is done so in phases. It is expected that the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 will also enjoy enhanced and better performance. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is indeed something that Samsung users should avail the moment the update is available in their country.

The release of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean has been highly anticipated since Samsung announced that it will soon unleash its latest firmware. Now that it is officially in the market primarily across Europe, the update is made available Over the Air (OTA) update as well as using the Samsung KIES. In the countries where the update is not yet available has the option to do the update manually. To install the firmware you will need the ODIN flash tool on your Samsung Galaxy S2.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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