Samsung Finally Rolls Out Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update For The Galaxy SII (I9100)
It is finally here!!!! Samsung started rolling out official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update OTA for the international variants of the Samsung Galaxy SII (I9100). The Galaxy SII was one of the best selling android smartphones two years back and still a large share of the market use it. Samsung made all the Galaxy SII users wait a very long time for the update, but the wait has been worth it. The JB update breathes new life into the device, with a whole new Nature UX UI (found in the Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note II).
The XXLS8 Firmware version surfaced first in Spain via OTA, but you can install it manually too if you do not want to wait any longer for the update to hit your country. This update makes the device really fast, if you have already tried the leaked version then you will definitely feel a performance boost, when opening the contacts or messaging. The thing to be noted is that the update does NOT bring the “ripple” effect you find in the Galaxy SIII when you slide to unlock the phone, or the multi-window option (this is understandable considering the phone screen size). Now what the update DOES bring to the device is a totally different ball game all together.
Firmware update brings the following features:
– Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
– Full User Interface Revamp (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
– TouchWiz Nature UX
– Samsung’s S Cloud services
– Improved Camera features
– New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options
– New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
– New Widgets (From Galaxy S III)
– 2 Home screen modes
– New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles
– Google Now
The update can be downloaded from here , but you will need an Odin software for the PC to do so.
The following are the firmware details:
Android Version: 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K
Changelist: 816988Build Date: 14 January 2013