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UK Samsung Galaxy S2 owners get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

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Thu Jan 24 2013, 14:12
Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has finally started rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its Galaxy S2 handsets in the UK.

Messages of joy across forums and message boards confirm that, after months of waiting, the update has finally started rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S2. We're assuming that it's available only on network unlocked models right now, as updates have to go through network testing before they are rolled out by mobile operators, but we've contacted Samsung to confirm this.

Still, it's probably worth waiting for, because the update brings a raft of new features to Samsung's former flagship Android smartphone. As well as Google Now and Project Butter, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brings Samsung's 'Pop up Play' feature to the Galaxy S2, which lets you watch videos while using other apps.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean also furnishes the handset with Samsung's Nature user interface that made its debut on the Galaxy S3, Smart Stay, Samsung Cloud services and 50GB of free Dropbox storage.

According to chuffed Samsung Galaxy S2 owners, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is available to download now over-the-air (OTA).

We'll update this story when we receive more information from Samsung. µ

 

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