Samsung Galaxy S II Jelly Bean Update Rolling out in February

by Todd Haselton | January 15, 2013

Wow, we didn’t see this coming. Apparently Samsung has plans to upgrade the Galaxy S II to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in February. At least, the company’s website originally said the plans were in place, before the notice was pulled down. Thankfully, however, Hong Goon grabbed a picture of the announcement before Samsung decided to revoke the notice.

It’s possible that Samsung ditched its plans entirely, but we’re guessing it’s more likely that the Jelly Bean update will indeed roll out and that Samsung didn’t want the news public before it was ready to provide more details on the roll-out. Hong Goon managed to discover that the update will consume up to 2GB of storage space, so you’ll want to delete a few songs and movies ahead of time, and will include new features that launched in the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S II, including one that keeps the display on while you’re still looking at it.

Before you get antsy, though, we should warn that a Korean update doesn’t necessarily mean that U.S. carriers will also take the time to push it live. We can only hope they do, however.

Hong Goon CNET


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...