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The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus model that comes with Android 4.1, JellyBean pre-installed in now available in Europe.
The slightly updated version of the 2011 smartphone can be purchased for 378 EUR (US $511.21). The dark blue version of the device is immediately available while the white model will be in stock March 1, 2013.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus can also be purchased in Russia for €440 and through Orange Romania for just €1 with a contract or €315 for the SIM-free version.
This is the second "Plus" variant that Samsung has released in its Galaxy S line. The company also launched the Galaxy S Plus not too long ago.
The Galaxy S2 Android 4.1, JellyBean update has already started rolling out for various carriers throughout the world.
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.
Samsung also stated that it will be available for the Galaxy Note at the same time. The software actually leaked at the end in Dec. 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 near future. This new leaked version is said to be pretty close to Samsung's.
The leaked firmware's features include TouchWiz with Direct Call, AllShare Play, notification bar enhancements, S-Cloud, Pop Up Play and Google Now.