That’s true, the update to Android 4.1.2 for the Galaxy S II has started rolling out in Spain. It should obviously make it to other countries, as well as carrier-branded versions of the phone, in the next few weeks. How much it will take for your particular device to get the update is a mystery, of course.
But you don’t necessarily have to be patient. If you don’t mind a little bit of tinkering with your device, you can install the ‘Spanish’ update on your Galaxy S II i9100 no matter where you are. It’s available to download over at SamMobile, along with dozens of screenshots from the updated software and a comprehensive database showing where the new bits have been rolled out – for now everything except Spain is ‘Pending’.
The update brings with it Samsung’s new TouchWiz Nature UX, as seen on the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II. Project Butter is in and makes things… buttery, and Samsung’s S Cloud services are featured too, alongside improved camera controls, a new lockscreen, Direct Call, Smart Stay, and Pop-up Play. New widgets are to be found as well, two homescreen modes are present, and there are more notification toggles. Finally, Google Now is obviously preinstalled.
After applying the update, you’ll be running software version I9100XWLS8. Happy updating!
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