BY | December 18, 2012

Some happy news is up there for Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note owners. The older Samsung flagship phones are to receive the new Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update in January 2013. Leaks have clearly revealed Samsung’s plan to push out the fresh version of Android to the handsets. Users of these two former market hit phones have been long waiting for Jelly Bean update. Now it is time for the phones to get the fresh software.

As exposed by the leaked test ROM earlier, both Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will leapfrog the original Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and will get the new Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Of course, the update will bring many great features to the handsets. The very important feature is Project Butter, which will boost processor performance of the devices. Better voice features thanks to S Voice, S Beam for NFC-based data transfers and a lot of other features will come to the devices.

The Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note owners in various countries look for the firmware update in different occasions. The Canadian cellular service provider Rogers has confirmed the arrival of the update to the S II LTE and Note LTE by early January. The carrier offers to send the firmware update to the handsets then. Meanwhile, users in Poland and Germany expect the rollout of Jelly Bean to the handsets before Christmas.

Samsung Galaxy S II
It is the second upgrade to Samsung’s famous Galaxy S series of Android phones. The device hit markets mid 2011 and it fought off Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S all over the year. Even after the release of a far stronger successor the Galaxy S III, the former one has great significance in stores. People are still crazy about the phone and many carriers and retailers sell the handset with various offers and deals.

As of now, there is a rumor that Samsung is working on an advanced Plus variant for Galaxy S II. Sources have leaked pics and specs of the device. The phone is set to come with a 4.3-inch WVGA display screen, 8MP rear camera with autofocus, 2MP front snapper for video chatting and more. A dual core 1GHz processor will power up the handset, which will run on the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

Samsung Galaxy Note
It is the original version of Samsung’s world-famous phablet the Note. It is there with a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen that has a nice resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels at 285-ppi. The innards of the old Note phablet include a 1.4GHz dual core Exynos ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM and a Mali-400MP graphical processor. The device comes up in two memory versions; 16GB and 32GB. In addition, it has a 32GB microSD slot for expanding memory further thanks to external sticks.

Samsung is widely rumored to surface out a cheaper version for the Note phablet. After the success of Galaxy Note II, the Korean tech maker was rumored as working on a cheap phablet. Amid the growing rumors, the company has now unleashed a cheap 5-inch handset called the Galaxy Grand. Maybe, it will be the rumored cheap phablet. The Grand is made up with many stunning features and the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Conclusion
Samsung fans are much enthusiastic to know about Jelly Bean update for its fresh and old phones. The firm has a huge collection of Android phones in both pricier and low-cost categories. The top-end models like Galaxy S III have already started to get the firmware update. Now it is the turn of the small and bottom-line phones to get Jelly Bean. Along with Galaxy S II and Note original, a row of Android phones from Samsung wait for the firmware update.

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