The Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update, which has rolled out to several variants of the Galaxy S2 already, has hit yet another version of the device today though it’s not an American carrier that has rolled out the update. Instead, Three UK has confirmed that its version of the Galaxy S2 has been upgraded.
In mid-February, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update, which began rolling out in January, hit North America for the first time with a couple of Canadian pushing the update out to users. And despite it being the end of March, we still haven’t heard any sight or sound from the American version of the Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update, despite new regions getting their upgrades.
Today, another carrier beat U.S. carriers to the punch as Three UK has announced that its Galaxy S2 is currently receiving its upgrade from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The update is available through Samsung Kies, the software that Samsung owners can use to upgrade their device through the PC.
Android 4.1 contains a number of new Android features including a faster UI, Google Now, improved stock Google applications like Calendar and Browser and more.
— ThreeUK (@ThreeUK) March 25, 2013
Three UK becomes the latest Galaxy S2 carrier to roll out the Galaxy S2’s Jelly Bean update and all of its features which includes the TouchWiz Nature UX user interface that’s found on the Samsung Galaxy S3. However, there is still a long ways to go before the roll out is complete.
Thus far, American carriers that host the Galaxy S2, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon haven’t yet confirmed updates for their devices and because of that, we still don’t have any concrete release details. We imagine that at some point, these carriers will upgrade their devices but so far, we haven’t seen any signs.
It could be that this will be the last major Android update that the aging Galaxy S2 will get, its two year anniversary is coming up, though an upgrade to Android 4.2 has not been officially ruled out.