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Samsung Galaxy S Advance owners will be pleased to know that an update to the latest Jelly Bean iteration of Android will begin rolling out to their handsets in January.

This good bit of news comes courtesy of the official Samsung Germany Facebook page and is sure to delight users of the old but still very popular member of the Galaxy family.

The post, which we expertly translated in Google, said: “Dear fans, more and more devices will now receive the update to Android Jelly Bean. Even the Galaxy S I9070 Advance gets this and is available in January on gravel or over-the-air is available.”

Samsung had previously stated that the S Advance would leapfrog over an update to the now very much ageing Ice Cream Sandwich edition to the much newer, tastier Jelly Bean, but had given no exact ETA as to when this would happen other than a vague ‘coming months’.

Well, it appears that the wait is almost over. At least for owners who bought an unlocked version of the phone, as contract customers will surely face a slightly longer wait while carriers test, umm, stuff.

Features and improvements Android Jelly Bean brings include a snappier, cleaner user interface, an enhanced notifications system, updated versions of several native apps and numerous performance optimisations.

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