An Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update has arrived for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 NFC (GT-I8160P).
The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is currently only available in Germany but is expected to arrive in other locations not too long from now. The update is available over-the-air (OTA) and via Samsung KIES. It's also possible to flash the firmware using ODIN.
The update to the Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160P comes with TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 interface changes. It is the first major overhaul of the Galaxy Ace 2 interface. The update was created on May 1 and includes an improved keyboard, offline voice recognition, Project Butter, expandable notification and Google Now.
Updating to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is fairly easy and simply involves waiting for the Official XXME1 OTA update to appear on your Galaxy Ace 2. Once it does, all you have to do is tap once to download and install the required files.
Users will only receive the OTA update if they are running stock Android. If you don't get the OTA notification, then you can automatically update through Samsung KIES after connecting your PC to your smartphone. At least for now, however, if you're not in Germany, your only option is to use the firmware file at SamMobile and flash using ODIN.
Remember that this firmware is only for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160P. Below is listed some information about the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware:
Android Version: 4.1.2
Build Date: May1