Samsung Confirms "Jelly Bean" Update for Old Galaxy S II

By Gary Cutlack on at

There's some great news out today for those who plan to nurse Samsung's excellent Galaxy S II through another year of use, thanks to Samsung posting details about an imminent update to Android 4.1 for the popular phone.

You'll lose 1GB of storage space due to memory partition changes, in return seeing a smoother user experience, some "improved usability" features, Google+ and some other new Google apps pre-loaded, plus Samsung's Smart Stay tool to keep the display powered on when the front-facing camera senses you looking at it.

The update will only be made available through Samsung's KIES desktop updating tool, as we'd imagine company execs couldn't face the thought of organising another series of global over-the-air updates through the many hundreds of mobile networks out there.

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[Sam Mobile]