Unofficial Android Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 available now
While Samsung has confirmed more than once that its Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 would get Android Jelly Bean, the company has yet to officially roll-out the update to the handset. Still, in case you just can’t wait to get rid of that older Android version on your Ace 2, a leaked Jelly Bean build is now available.
The folks over at Sam Mobile are providing a downloadable file that will bring Android 4.1.2 to the Galaxy Ace 2. Of course, if you do install this leaked firmware you’re doing it at your own risk. Inexperienced users are strongly advised to wait for the official JB update from Samsung (which might not arrive until April).
Apart from bringing all the enhancements of 4.1.2 Android Jelly Bean to the Ace 2, the update also includes a lighter version of Samsung’s Nature UX, so it is certainly going to significantly change the handset’s face.
Launched almost a year ago with Android Gingerbread on board, the Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 is one of Samsung’s few smartphones to come with an ST-Ericsson NovaThor processor (dual-core, 800MHz). The handset also features a 3.8 inch WVGA display, HSDPA, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 1,500 mAh battery.