Jelly Bean for Galaxy SII confirmed to be arriving in February
Galaxy Note 10.1 gets 4.1.2, in US, AT&T starts rolling out update to Galaxy SIII
Published: 17 January, 2013
It has already been confirmed that the long-awaited Jelly Bean update for Samsung's Galaxy SII would be arriving soon but now a solid time frame for its release has been revealed. Speaking to Cnet a spokesperson for Samsung has confirmed that the update is going to be arriving next month. However as before it's only going to reach South Korea and Singapore initially, with no indication of when it might make it to the US.
Galaxy SII owners in South Korea and Singapore can expect the update to arrive via Samsung Kies but not over-the-air. For anyone who doesn't live in those areas and is feeling adventurous, and can read Korean, a leaked version is available as long as they don't mind flashing their device to try it out.
Following the announcement of the Jelly Bean-running Galaxy SII Plus last week it seemed inevitable that a release of Android 4.1 for the original Galaxy SII wasn't far behind. The handset is basically the same as its predecessor with a few hardware tweaks and some extra additions to the software side of things.
The Galaxy SII isn't the only device that has received news of its impeding Android update. In the US AT&T has started pushing out an OTA Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy SIII customers. The update had previously and quietly been released for installation with Kies.
The big brother of the Galaxy Note handsets, the Galaxy Note 10.1, is also receiving its Android 4.1.2 update in the US which is being delivered OTA to Wi-Fi models and should turn up on Kies at some point. It has been available in Europe since November.
As ever a lot of the details surrounding the updates are vague but the number of handsets on which Jelly Bean is installed on looks set to get a significant boost soon. Earlier this month it was revealed that 10% of Android devices are now running Jelly Bean while Gingerbread's slice of the pie chart slipped below 50% for the first time.