BY | November 30, 2012

Again there is a talk of Samsung Galaxy S Advance’s Android Jelly Bean update. Forget Samsung’s previous offer to update the handset by skipping ICS. Samsung Germany has now updated its Facebook page with the news of the Jelly Bean update. The tech firm now says that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will land in Galaxy S Advance in January. It will be made available both through the Kies PC software and OTA.

Samsung is about to deliver Jelly Bean to a horde of its legacy models. We can soon expect the firmware in tablets like Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Tab 2 10.1 and Tab 7.0 Plus and smartphones like S Advance, S II, Note, S II LTE, Galaxy Music, Galaxy Chat, Ace 2, Ace Plus and more. New models like Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Mini II will also get the update soon.

Galaxy S Advance consumers have been desperately looking forward for Jelly Bean. They were quite frustrated to hear nothing from Samsung after its earlier promise to bring JB to the phone skipping ICS. Yes, it was offered to get updated to the firmware leapfrogging the ICS. But, since then there has been no word from the side of the company on it and customers have been keenly waiting for the update.

“It seems Samsung is really keen on keeping its customers happy and bringing the latest software to them,” says GSMArena. It thinks that S Advance’s update to Jelly Bean will also cannibalize some significant sales of the S III Mini in the Europe. “Given that after the update the S Advance will probably cannibalize some of the S III mini sales, the company deserves some recognition for this,” says the mobile blog.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance
The S Advance is one of nice Android handsets from Samsung. It was released in January ‘12 and it came up as a diversion of the company’s former Android flagship, the Galaxy S2. It could get many customers in regions like Europe and Asia. The phone sports a 4-in Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at 233-ppi. It is equipped with a 1GHz dual core Cortex-A9 processor with STE U8500, 768MB of RAM and a Mali-400MP GPU.

Reviewers took S Advance as a superb phone. Features like a dual core chipset, slick and perfect 4-in Super AMOLED display and MicroSD card slot for memory expansion were often praised. It “is a souped-up version of the Galaxy S that looks like a smaller S2 but packs a curved Super AMOLED screen,” writes CNET. Perhaps, specs of the device may not be tempting, but they are not bad enough not to attract a person who looks for a good mid-market phone now.

“A smartphone that will never live up to the likes of its older Samsung Galaxy S2 sibling or new Samsung Galaxy S3 overlord, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance does its intended job well, providing a mid-market handset that’s more than capable of living up to the former high-end phones coming to the end of their 18 month contracts,” TechRadar says.

Android Jelly Bean 4.1 is now hitting more handsets. Samsung has just upgraded its flagship phone the Galaxy S3 to it. Many more top Android phones are under way getting the update. The list mainly includes the ones like HTC One X and more. The firm is now in efforts to take the firmware to many more handsets in order to let users enjoy the Jelly Bean flavor.

The new Android update is capable to add many more awesome features to the phone. It is certainly one of the best updates of the Google mobile operating system. However, Google has launched yet another update, called Android 4.2 JB. It is not clear if this update will ever come to these kinds of handsets.


HDFC Bank denies report of JM Financial merger   Mumbai: After posting its lowest ever net profit in any quarter in the 4th quarter, the company seems to be perturbed by a news report that the JM Financial stock was set to merge with Mumbai based...

RBI for 2-stage authentication due to online banking frauds   The number of online frauds is going up pretty fast. Almost on a daily basis dozens of such frauds are reported to the police and banks.   The criminals are becoming hi-tech and they are cleverly...


Sony Xperia M2 Dual with 4.8-inch display, 8MP camera @ Rs 21990   For Rs 21,990 you can lay your hands on Xperia M2 Dual smartphone. This mid-range mobile has been launched by Sony keeping in mind the Indian market.     The dual-SIM variant of the...

QRxPharma’s Moxduo painkiller rejected twice by FDA   QRxPharma went down and down at stock market immediately after it became known that the FDA has refused to backs its painkiller combination.   The hammering was the worst in the last seven...

HTC open to buying Nokia’s Chennai plant, Microsoft silent   Is Taiwanese tech giant HTC set to charter a new course by entering the Indian smartphone market? A top company official has said that it is ready to buy Nokia’s troubled Chennai...

Rupee at its lowest against US dollar in last one month   Mumbai: Indian Rupee has hit its lowest point against US dollar in the last one month. At the time of writing this news piece Indian Rupee was at 60.78.   The Indian currency was trading even lower...

  • Ajay

    I’m waiting for android jelly bean update for my Sam galaxy ace plus……………..
    May the days role fast……..

  • satish

    plz update the for jb update for s advance in india also

  • adli vadder

    im waiting for android JB release in MALAYSIA…please make it fast release at malaysia

  • jex

    for galaxy s advance in the philippines! nice :)

  • maroof

    plzz release jb for galaxy s advance in india