While it’s been a long time coming, we’re happy to report that Samsung has begun rolling out an update for the AT&T Galaxy S II to bump the software up to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung’s official support page is up for any who need a little instruction on updating their phone and Samsung was also kind enough to provide a list of some of the changes that you can expect. With that, here are some of the changes:
- Improved multi-tasking
- Customizable widgets
- Improved text input and spell-checking
- New dictionaries for better error correction and word suggestion
- Enhanced web browsing and personalization capability
- Improved email management
- New technology for better security options
- Clearer menu formatting
- Google Now with enhanced voice activation
- Adds Browser bar, Drive Mode, ATT Locker, Mobile Hot Spot, Featured Apps widget as preloaded applications
- Removes Qik and Mspot applications
- TTY call quality improvement.
This looks like a quality update for folks who still own a Galaxy S II and should be worth installing. To note, the update is only available through Samsung’s Kies software so don’t look for it as an OTA. Simply plug your phone into your computer, fire up Kies, and check for an update to get started. How many of our readers still own a Galaxy S II and are planning to install this?