Samsung Galaxy S2 Software Update Available on AT&T

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  • Android 4.1, JellyBean Update for Galaxy S2 and Note
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    Android 4.1, JellyBean Update for Galaxy S2 and Note
By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
April 1, 2013|8:49 am

A software update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 is now available for AT&T users.

The upgrade could be accessed by visiting the Check for Updates option. AT&T recently acknowledged it on its forum.

"As some of you have already noted, an update is available for the Samsung Galaxy S2," wrote the company. "The update includes fixes for devices that may become unresponsive and/or power down while sitting idle on rare occasions."

The update is rolling out over-the-air so being connected to Wi-Fi isn't necessary to download it.

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

"Galaxy S2 owners on Bell Canada's network will get a taste of JellyBean over the next few days. Please stay tuned for more upgrade announcements for other carriers and other devices over the coming weeks," wrote the company.

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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.

 

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