Samsung has begun rolling out Android Jelly Bean to the Galaxy Ace 2, bringing an array of new features and enhancements to the much-loved mid-range kit.
Android version 4.1.2 is currently available to Ace 2 owners as an over-the-air update or to download over Samsung Kies. Among the host of goodies its packs is Google Now, which is a Siri-style voice-guided assistant, and all the optimisations of Project Butter, which promises a smoother, faster user experience.
Also new are several Samsung exclusive features such as Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Pop-up Play and Direct Call, plus an-new version of the TouchWiz Nature UX interface that’s cleaner and easier to navigate and adds customisable toggles to the notification area.
Samsung has yet to confirm if or when the UK and rest of Europe will be joining our German friends in the rollout. Rest assured, as soon as we find out, you’ll be among the first to know.
If you happen to have a German Galaxy Ace 2 (model GT-I8160P) but live somewhere else, you should still be able to install the update via Samsung Kies by connecting your handset to a computer.
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