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Samsung Galaxy S2 gets an Android software update

Preparation for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Tue Jul 10 2012, 14:39
Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung's former flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S2, is getting an Android software update.

Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphoneAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich is now available to download in Russia both via Samsung's Kies PC suite and over-the-air (OTA).

The update doesn't bring much to the ageing handset, but does set it up with a number of subtle improvements and bug fixes. More excitingly, the upgrade hints that Samsung is preparing the phone for Google's next mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

However, Samsung is remaining quiet as to whether the Galaxy S2 will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, telling The INQUIRER, "Samsung will review the possibility of implementation to existing Samsung products with the Android operating system."

It added, "If Samsung decides to make the update available to the users it will be released upon successful completion of development."

Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolled out to all Samsung Galaxy S2 handsets globally within the next month or so, although Samsung declined to say when it will be released in the UK. µ


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