The Samsung Galaxy S2 has been one of the best smartphones of 2011 and in fact, part of the Galaxy S3′s success has been assured by the fact that its predecessor turned out to be such a great device. Nowadays though, there are quite a few smartphones that perform better than the S2 in many aspects but it doesn’t mean that S3′s predecessor has been made redundant. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is still one of the best mid-ranged phones around.
That being said, when word surfaced that Samsung is preparing Jelly Bean to replace Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S2, millions of people rejoiced.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean in US (Android 4.1)
As soon as the Samsung Galaxy S3 received Android 4.1 in certain regions of Europe, not long time ago, the Korean manufacturer has reconfirmed that the Galaxy S2 will also get the long-awaited update sometime soon. We assumed that Samsung’s intention is to bring Jelly Bean on both the international and the US variants and we’re still hoping that this will be the case, but the latest events are a bit worrying.
The thing is, Samsung has recently created a page dedicated to keep its customers up to speed concerning the manufacturer’s plans on deploying Android 4.1 on a number of its devices that have been / are being offered in the US via carriers. The Samsung Galaxy S3 made the list at all five major carriers, so did the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus, but the Samsung Galaxy S2 seems to be missing in action.
This is in no way confirmation that the aforementioned device will not receive the update, but it’s unexpected and it raises some questions. We know that Samsung will launch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the international Samsung Galaxy S2 and we’re really hoping that subsidized US models are not going to left out.
We’re definitely keeping an eye out and we’ll keep you posted as soon as the story develops, hopefully with some good news.
Thanks Droid Life for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update in US.