Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1, JellyBean Update Starts Rolling Out

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1, JellyBean update finally starting rolling out this week.

The software upgrade is now available in Spain and should reach other countries in the near future.

This update is different from the ROM that was leaked a few months back and runs JellyBean with a January 2013 build date.

JellyBean brings the new TouchWiz Nature UI to the Galaxy S2, finally updating Samsung's old version that has been on the smartphone since its launch in 2011.

Performance improvements such as expandable and actionable notifications and Google Now are also now available with the software update.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus with Android 4.1.2, JellyBean pre-installed was confirmed for release earlier this month.

Samsung will launch the beefed up version of its wildly popular handset in the near future and it will come with Android 4.1.2, JellyBean out of the box.

The device will be powered by a Broadcom chipset with a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB RAM. It will also come with the same WVGA Super AMOLED Plus screen as the original Galaxy S2 that launched in 2011.

Other specifications on the Galaxy S2 Plus include an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, a 2-megapixel front camera, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, dual-band Wi-Fi, 8GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot for memory expansion.

NFC (near-field-communications) will also be optional for the Galaxy S2 Plus. Without NFC, the device will measure in at 8.5mm thick while the NFC-ready version will be slightly thicker at 8.9mm.

The other dimensions for the handset are 125.3 x 66.1 regardless of whether the model features NFC or not. These are the same measurements as those featured on the original version. However, it is a bit heavier than the old Galaxy S2 as it weighs 121g. The battery is the same as the old version with 1650mAh capacity.