Samsung Galaxy S2 to Receive Android 4.1, JellyBean Update in the Fall

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
August 17, 2012|9:40 am

Samsung will be rolling out the Android 4.1 JellyBean update for the I9100 model of the Galaxy S2 smartphone sometime in the fall of this year.

YouMobile.org is reporting that the company already has the update on KIES Test-Mode and that Samsung developers are currently tweaking it with TouchWiz UI to make it run smoothly on the device.

Samsung is also expected to be rolling out the update for the Galaxy S3 at the end of this month, or in the beginning of September.

A high quality JellyBean ROM was released last week for the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The ROM runs extremely smooth and is close to what the actual official update will be like, according to YouMobile.org.

It is based off the JRO03L AOSP build, a code that recently hit servers.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus can now be obtained on Sprint for free with a new 2-year agreement, according to the company's website. The carrier began the offer last month following in the footsteps of Verizon, who already offers the smartphone for free for customers with new agreements.

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Best Buy also started offering the Galaxy Nexus for free last month.

The Galaxy Nexus is one of the first devices able to upgrade to Android 4.1, JellyBean and comes with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed.

Certain variants of the Galaxy Nexus, including the GSM model, have already received the 4.1 update.

Sprint customers who own the smartphone are still waiting for the update to roll out. Samsung issued a minor software upgrade last month in order to bring the carrier's version of the Galaxy Nexus up to speed.

It brought its software build version to number L700.FG01, and slightly tweaks its on-screen signal strength indicator, along with adding support for Sprint TV.

The update also changes the default settings on Wi-Fi and LTE, making them "on" now that Sprint's LTE network is fully operational.

 

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