Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note: Samsung Devices to Get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Upgrade in Janaury


Over the past few weeks, Galaxy S3 received the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade and several reports that surfaced on the web inidicated that its predecessor - Galaxy S2 and the first generation phablet - Galaxy Note will also get the update by the end of this year.

However, it seems like both the devices will not be receiving the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade for the timebeing, as a recent SamMobile report claims that the owners of the two handsets will have wait atleast until January 2013 to see the signs of Jelly Bean update.


There is a thought that the delay in releasing the new firmware may be down to the recent security flaw found in the Samsung Exynos processor. It is being reported that Samsung may want to address the security issue before releasing the update, and could mean owners could get two firmware updates in a matter of days. The company may just release one stable version of the operating system in as many countries as possible in the coming weeks though.

Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Upgrade Delayed to January

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which was released in June 2012 alongside the Google Nexus 7 tablet - the first device to run on the OS, is designed to make everything smoother, faster and more fluid. With this new update, notifications will be more dynamic, voice typing will be faster, search will be re-designed and more new features will be added.

When it comes to specs, Galaxy S2 packs a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB internal memory, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and 1650 mAh Li-ion battery.

Speaking of Galaxy Note, the first generation phablet launched by Samsung in 2011, the device sports a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 1.4GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera for video calling and a 2,500 mAh battery.


Recently, the price of Galaxy Note was reduced from Rs 32,700 to Rs 29,900 while that of Galaxy S2 was slashed from Rs 27,900 to Rs 25,900.

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