Samsung Galaxy S2 to Receive Jelly Bean 4.1 in February

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S2 will receive its planned Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update in February.

A spokesperson for the South Korean technology conglomerate told Cnet Asia that the Android 4.1 update will commence its rollout sometime during February. It'll initially launch in Singapore, with an international launch scheduled soon after.

The upgrade will introduce Google Now and Android Project Butter, as well as Google+ support, Google Play Books and Google Play Movies. Due to a new system partition, the update will be 1 GB.

Coming from the Galaxy S3, the Smart Stay feature will also be included; it prevents the screen from timing out when a user is viewing it. Joining that is the Camera app that allows you to pause recordings.

The Galaxy S2, which has sold over 40 million units, will also receive its successor's Pop-Up Play component. It allows users to continue playing a video while emailing, texting, browsing the web or performing other activities.


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  • ...And if you have the US variant, we estimate that you will get your 4.1 update no sooner than February 2014!
  • Well this is wonderful and all for people who have the Galaxy S2, but how long would it be for people with contracts locked to a provider to get the update?
  • Epic 4G Touch for Sprint already has OTA worthy leaks of 4.1.2 on XDA so its not going to be much longer.