Certain Galaxy S3 features will be incorporated into the device's predecessor.
Samsung has confirmed that its Galaxy S2 will receive the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update. Although it failed to mention when the upgrade will become available for the device, it did reveal details on the forthcoming update, and both Google Now and Android Project Butter will be included.
Also on the way is built-in Google+ compatibility, Google Play Books and Google Play Movies. The update itself will take up to 1 GB of storage on the Galaxy S2 due to a new system partition.
Samsung also said several features introduced in the Galaxy S3 will make its way to the the S2. The Smart Stay feature, for one, prevents the screen from timing out when a user is viewing it. The Camera app, meanwhile, will allow users to pause recordings.
The smartphone will also receive the Pop-Up Play functionality, which delivers the ability to continue playing a video while emailing, texting, browsing the web, or performing other similar activities.