Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” update now live in the UK

If you’re still using Samsung’s amazing, game-changing Galaxy S II as your Android phone of choice, you’re about to leap to very near the top of the OS bragging pile once again, thanks to Samsung pushing out its Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the phone.

The S2′s 4.1 update update has been gradually going live in parts of Europe, with MULTIPLE REPORTS now claiming that versions of the popular smartphone bought through the Vodafone network are now alerting owners that an update to “Jelly Bean” is available, through Samsung’s KIES desktop updater tool. Happy days.

galaxy s2 jelly bean

Fantastic news to see what other hardware makers would consider an “old” phone still getting some great upgrade support. The fact that it’s the most popular Android model in the entire world no doubt helps a bit. Check your update notifications area NOW if you’re an S II owner on Vodafone.

Other network users, and owners of unlocked phones, keep hoping.

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  1. tafkawac

     /  March 12, 2013

    This is good news for S2 owners, but it should be receiving this update anyway as it is still in production. (Can you sense a disgruntled former Note owner who still has a chip on his shoulder?)

    (Where is the Note update Samsung?)

  2. And then you can probably hack the Android 4.2 photosphere camera onto it – without rooting:

  3. David

     /  March 14, 2013

    i dont understand why you only get the update if you’re on a particular network.

  4. Tafkawac

     /  March 14, 2013

    @david – often a carrier will have it’s own custom version of a Rom. It may have it’s own branded apps pre-installed. Bloatware as it’s known. Enhancements they will call it. Delaying I call it.