The Samsung Galaxy S2 will get Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with all the bells and whistles and won’t have to make do with a reduced version of the latest version of Google’s OS, sources have disclosed.
According to insiders cited by Sam Mobile, tests of the new edition of Android have been successful and Samsung plans to make the software available via its Kies download solution in September or October.
It had previously been mooted that the S2’s relative lack of processing brawn compared with the latest crop of Android superphones might mean that Samsung opts to make a Value Pack available for its blockbuster handset instead.
This would bring some of the features of Jelly Bean to the handset, but is likely to have omitted the sexiest. That would have meant that the likes of the voice controlled Siri-rival Google Now would likely have missed the cut.
The putative due date of September or October for the OS bump applies to unlocked phones only. If you bought your handset on a contract, you’ll have to wait while your network carries out its own tests to ensure that Jelly Bean works with its proprietary services.
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