The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been updated over the last few weeks to Jelly Bean and it was said that the update would be released for the Samsung Galaxy S2 by the end of the year. However now PhonesReview UK reports that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Note will have to wait just a while longer to get their hands on the update to Jelly Bean.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update release date pushed to 2013
In October there was a rumour that both of these devices would get updated to Jelly Bean in Q4 of 2012. In fact we already saw Jelly Bean running on the Samsung Galaxy S2 in a leaked video at that time. This gave more to the speculation that the update was just around the corner.
SamMobile are now saying that the two devices will not get the update before January and for now owners will have to make do with ICS. The delay is thought to be down to a security flaw that has been found on the Exynos processor of the Samsung device.
The Android 4.1.2 update was sent out to unlocked handsets of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and it has not yet reached numerous regions around the world.
It is thought that Samsung might want to deal with security issues before they release the update and due to this it could mean that two updates to the firmware could be revealed in just days. Samsung could release a stable version of the OS to countries within the weeks to come.
However just because Samsung releases it, this doesn’t mean that you will get it, as we then have to wait for carriers to roll it out. Some carriers take longer than others.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 was a great selling device and it is still for sale, along with the Note. It will get a brand new lease of life when the Android Jelly Bean update is released.