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Samsung Galaxy S2 owners have been getting the runaround on their Jelly Bean update, but a fresh bit of news indicates that it's not too far off. It seems that Samsung Korea has officially put up a webpage detailing the new features Android 4.1.2 will bring to the Galaxy S2.
The report comes to us via SamMobile, which translated the page and gives us the following nitty gritty on the Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update:
The update is going to be a big one, and will take up to one hour since it will repartition 1GB of memory and reduce the Galaxy S2's overall capacity from 12GB to 11GB. Jelly Bean will introduce Google Now, a voice assistant in the vein of Siri, and Project Butter, which improves system performance with higher frame rates and better power allocation, along with several other new functions. The update also comes with some preloaded apps such as Google+ and brings new camera features, such as a "pause while recording" option, to the table.
Previous reports indicated that the Galaxy S2 would receive the Premium Suite upgrade along with Jelly Bean as well. Premium Suite includes Multi-Window, which allows two apps to run simultaneously on screen much like a PC.
There is no mention of an exact release date, but most signs indicate Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S2 will start rolling out January. Jelly Bean was supposed to have released in Nov. 2012, but delays have pushed back Samsung's statements to Jan. 2013. The update can't be that far off since Samsung has chosen to put up a webpage with details, so expect it to start rolling out in the coming weeks. As usual, U.S. Galaxy S2 owners will have to wait even longer until their carriers stuff Jelly Bean with bloatware and approve it for distribution.