Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1, JellyBean Update Comes Pre-Installed on 'Plus' Variant

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
December 12, 2012|3:14 pm

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1, JellyBean update comes pre-installed on the new "Plus" variant that is being released by Samsung.

The new device, which will take on the name Galaxy S2 Plus, will come running Android 4.1.2. Photos of the device were leaked earlier today.

Specifications on the Galaxy S2 Plus include a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, a rear 8-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a taste of JellyBean. This same firmware is headed to the other Galaxy S2 models in the near future via KIES and OTA.

This is the second 'Plus" variant that Samsung has released in its Galaxy S line. The company also launch the Galaxy S Plus not too long ago.

The Galaxy S2 Android 4.1, JellyBean update will roll out before the beginning of 2013, according to announcement made by Samsung.

The software will bring a New TouchWiz UI to the smartphone along with a redesigned keyboard, improved functionality for NFC connections, Google Now integration, and expandable notifications.

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Samsung also stated that it will be available for the Galaxy Note at the same time.

The software actually leaked at the end of last month in the form of a new ROM.

This new firmware appeared for installation in XDA-Dev threads and packs some of the latest features now available to those using the official build of JellyBean.

The official firmware is currently in test mode and its build number is I9100XXLSJ. It is expected to be rolled out in the very near future. This new leaked version is said to be pretty close to Samsung's when it finally is released for the Galaxy S2.

The leaked firmware's features include TouchWiz with Direct Call, AllShare Play, notification bar enhancements, S-Cloud, Pop Up Play and Google Now.

There is still no word on whether or not the multi-window mode will be available on the Galaxy S2 when it receives the JellyBean update.

 

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