Finally, after weeks of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has touched down in the United States with the Sprint Epic 4G Touch Galaxy S2 becoming the first U.S. Galaxy S2 to receive its Jelly Bean upgrade.
Sprint announced that it has made its Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update today which means that owners of the device will soon be upgraded from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The initial Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update started a few weeks ago and has already rolled out to owners in North America.
However, today marks the first time that a U.S. Galaxy S2 variant has received its upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it marks the beginning of the U.S. Jelly Bean roll out for the Galaxy S2 which should not only cover Sprint, but AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Galaxy S2 variants as well.
Sprint says that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be rolling out to its version of the Galaxy S2, called the Epic 4G Touch, starting today. However it is quick to caution owners, saying that it will be rolling out in phases which means that it could take some time for all owners of the Galaxy S2 to receive their upgrade.
The carrier doesn’t say what’s in the update exactly other than Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which we know will be coming with a host of new features including Google Now, improved Browser and Calendar, a fluid and smooth user interface, better widgets and multitasking, and a whole lot more.
Those who wish to upgrade to the update will need to install the update through Samsung Kies due to the file size. Samsung Kies is of course Samsung’s software that allows owners to manually install updates using the PC.
Other Galaxy S2 models in the U.S. should not be too far behind the Sprint version of the Galaxy S2 and we could see other carriers roll out their update in just a few weeks time. None of them of course have confirmed timing for the update.