Samsung Galaxy S Advance – Jelly Bean Rears Its Head, Again
I must say that when it came to delivering new software updates to newer smartphones, Samsung did a pretty decent job during the past half a year or so. Nonetheless, as far as older handsets are concerned, the situation has been rather awful. As proof, we have the Samsung Galaxy S Advance which received Android 4.1 back in January (or at least some variants have received it), after which the roll-out has apparently been halted.
Five months later and here we are. The Jelly Bean iteration on the S Advance is still nowhere near full coverage, but the good news is that the roll-out has recently resumed. Find out where after the break.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance Android 4.1 Goes Live, Again
To cut to the chase, Jelly Bean (I9070XXLQE) is now being deployed on the aforementioned handset in a few regions, including Germany, Poland and Ukraine.
Back in March we’ve received word from Samsung Ukraine that the roll-out might commence in this particular region sometime by the end of April, but you know how “tentative release dates” are. In other words, the purported April 26th release didn’t take place.
Nevertheless, the new OS is now finally available in those three regions mentioned above. As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance Jelly Bean update is available for download through Samsung KIES, so grab that USB cable and plug your handset in your PC. Once your S Advance will run Android 4.1, the more notable changes will be the presence of Google Now, a newer TouchWiz UI that will also run smoother thanks to Project Butter tweaks, and a few other goodies such as Pop-up Play.
We’re expecting the roll-out to expand in other European countries soon. We’ll keep you up to speed as soon as we find out more.