Samsung to Push Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II | Samsung Official Website

Samsung Galaxy S II | Samsung Official Website

It was reported that Samsung will start pushing the Android Jelly Bean to Galaxy S II this February. A related notice was posted on the company’s Korean website, but it was removed afterwards. Nevertheless, a Korean Android-centric blog, Hong Goon, was able to capture it through screen grab.

There were also claims that the Jelly Bean update will start in Singapore, and will eventually roll out to the rest of the world. The latest Android mobile operating system will be available through the company’s sync service, Kies.

Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 brings in a number of new features, including Smart Stay. This will keep the handset’s display on as long as it detects that you’re looking at the screen.

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus is Out!

In another news, Samsung released an updated version of Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S II Plus. It also features Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2, and has a more powerful dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A-9 processor. Other than that, the handset is identical to its predecessor with the 4.3-inch, 800 x 480-pixel display and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The handset also comes with the latest TouchWiz UI, which brings in features also found on newer models. This includes the S-voice, voice unlock, and pop-up video that allows users to watch a clip on an area of the screen while other apps are running in the background. It also sports 1 GB RAM, 8 GB built-in storage, and 1,650 mAh battery.

There were also other models that sport Near Field Communication technology. It also comes in two colors: The white and dark blue. However, there’s nothing special about the S II Plus. As posted on PC World last week:

The S II Plus simply refreshes the specs and updates the software of the older model while banking on its popularity. This was the S II Plus becomes a halfway option between the 4-inch S III Mini and 4.8-inch S III.

The original Galaxy S II was introduced during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last February 2011. It was followed by Samsung’s report in June 2012 that they were to sell 28 million S II units.

In relation to this, the handset received critical acclaim upon its debut. As what Ginny Miles wrote for PC World last May 2011, “[W]hen it comes to performance and display quality, the Galaxy S II is pretty much unbeatable.”

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