While the Samsung Galaxy S2 may be a dinosaur in smartphone years, thanks to a healthy developer community and massive hype when it was released years ago, it manages to remain prominent.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update (AT&T, T-Mobile & Sprint)
As such it comes as no surprise that Samsung will be updating the S2 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Korean company has announced that Android 4.1 will hit the Samsung Galaxy S2 in February. However what needs to be made clear is that they are only talking about Singapore, population less than 10 million.
Why they had picked to announce the Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean rollout for one of their smallest markets is strange as it does stir up painful memories for Galaxy S2 users.
If you live in the US and you own the Samsung Galaxy S2 on either T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T you will be well aware of the anguish we were put through with Ice Cream Sandwich. In fact it was so bad that many critics branded Samsung as being terrible with updates despite it also being the fault of carriers.
Now as we await the Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update on T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T, I would suggest taking Samsung’s announcement as confirmation that you will get Jelly Bean eventually. In fact, I highly doubt we would see it anytime before the second half of 2013, at which point many S2 users will be contemplating upgrading already (it will be two years old shortly hence when most contracts expire).