To some people the Samsung Galaxy S2 is considered to be a dinosaur, however it has a developer community that is healthy and it has had a lot of hype behind it still, and as such the device is still prominent.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update
Therefore it wasn’t a huge surprise when Samsung announced that they would be updating the device to Jelly Bean 4.1. The company said that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 can expect to get the update around February. At the moment the update is set to roll out in Singapore, which has a population of less than 10 million individuals.
The fact that Samsung chose to release the update first to one of the smallest markets brings up some bad memories for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Anyone living in the US and who owns the handset with Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile will know about the issues they had with ICS. Many critics said that Samsung were the worst for updates due to this issue, despite the fact the update rollout schedules also rely on carriers.
Now it can happen all over again with the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 on Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. Owners will no doubt get the update at some point this year. However don’t hold your breath that you will get it before the second half of this year despite Samsung saying it comes out in February.
Also, as the device is two years old, owners may give up on it and make the upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 shortly as their contracts end. While I would like to believe Samsung will roll out the Jelly Bean update in a timely fashion here in the US, I don’t think carriers are interested enough about the aging handset to give the same priority.