Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S2 is one year old, the handset in question remains one of the best Android handsets the market has to offer, at least in the mid-range segment. Now that its successor has taken the crown of the best Smartphone of the year, the Korean manufacturer seems to want to continue and support the predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
According to the latest reports, Samsung is working diligently on bringing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S2, but other devs have also worked hard on bringing custom Jelly Bean ROMs on the Samsung Galaxy S2 and last time we’ve checked, CyanogenMod 10 was running buttery smooth on the gadget in question. Nevertheless, I’m sure many of you out there are more interested in the official release so check back after the break and see what’s going on, according to the rumor mill.
The latest rumors come from SamMobile and we’re taking these rumors in consideration because the guys behind the tech blog have managed to pin-point some pretty good Samsung-related launch dates in the past.
What their latest reports are indicating is that the Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update is under heavy development at Samsung right now and we can expect a release by the end of the year. We’ve previously heard rumors about a September/October launch of the new Android OS on the S2, but SamMobile now speculates that the latest Android iteration will in fact hit the waves during the fourth quarter of the year. In other words, September might now be out of the question.
Nevertheless, judging by how other companies are being able to handle Android 4.1, Samsung seems to be in the lead and the fact that they took an interest in supporting a one-year-old smartphone pleases us to say the least. Stay tuned as we’ll keep you up to date as soon as we find out more concerning the matter.
Thanks SamMobile for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update.