Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1 JellyBean Update Rolls Out in More Countries

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
February 8, 2013|9:14 am
  • Android 4.1, JellyBean Update for Galaxy S2 and Note
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    Android 4.1, JellyBean Update for Galaxy S2 and Note

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1, JellyBean update is now available in more countries.

The software had previously rolled out in different countries in Europe and can now be accessed by Galaxy S2 users in South Korea. In order to access the update, users must connect to Samsung Kies software to download it. The update should bring graphics and performance improvements along with a new TouchWiz, Easy and Block mode, Smart Stay, Pop up Play, and improved camera functions.

Other enhancements include better overall performance thanks to Project Butter, Samsung S Cloud services, a new lock screen with many customizable options, two Home screen modes, and a new notification bar with more notification toggles. Google Now will also be available on the Galaxy S2 once Android 4.1, JellyBean is installed.

Android 4.1, JellyBean is now being used on 12 percent of all Android devices, according to the latest data from Google's dashboard.

The company updated its Android Dashboard yesterday in order show what builds of the software were being used the most. The most used Android build was Android 2.3, Gingerbread which is on almost 50 percent of devices. Ice Cream Sandwich is on 29 percent of devices followed by the growing Android 4.1, JellyBean build.

The least used Android platform is 1.6, Donut which is only on 0.2 percent of devices. Éclair is being used on 2.2 percent, Froyo is being used on 8.1 percent, and Honeycomb is being used on just 1 percent.

The data was compiled by examining Android devices that accessed Google Play within a 14-day period ending Feb. 4. JellyBean finally crossed the 10 percent mark last month and Gingerbread fell slightly below the 50 percent mark. Ice Cream Sandwich also dropped 1 percent during the last four weeks.

 

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