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Samsung Galaxy S2 Now Getting Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update In India

By Anu Passary , Apr 03, 2013 10:44 AM EDT

Samsung fans in India will be delighted to learn that the Korean company has finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy S2 users in the region.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update was pushed out by Samsung in phases earlier in February, beginning with Spain. Galaxy S2 users in Canada, South Korea and most European countries have already received the software update.

Recently, Sprint and Alltel also started rolling out the update for their Galaxy S2 subscribers in the U.S. and now users in India will get a taste of Jelly Bean and Project Butter as well.

"Samsung has finally started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 users in India," notes a FoneArena report.

The two-year old Galaxy S2  got the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in May 2012, but has had to wait nearly a year before being updated to Jelly Bean.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S2 is now being pushed out over-the-air (OTA) and is also available for manual download via Samsung Kies software.

Some of the enhancements and new features the update brings are:

- Smoother performance (Courtesy of Project Butter)

- Full user interface revamp (Same UI as the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2)

- TouchWiz Nature UX

- Samsung's S Cloud services

- Improved Camera features

- New lockscreen with several customization options

- New features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play

- New widgets

- 2 home screen modes

- New notification bar with more notification toggles

- Google Now

Per reports, the Galaxy S2 is also expected to get a bump to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in the long term, which will be the last one for the device.

To check for the Jelly Bean update, go to Settings>About Device> Software Update> Check for Updates.

Have you received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S2 yet?

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