Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Droid Bionic update coming next quarter
Verizon continues to roll-out Android Jelly Bean updates to its older smartphones, and now it’s time for the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II (model number i415) to get its share of JB.
The update brings Android 4.1 to the Stratosphere II, and is being rolled-out in phases starting today, March 28. The new software removes Verizon bloatware, including VZ Apps, and Verizon Video. You can find out more about the update here.
Launched in November 2012 with Android Ice Cream Sandwich on board, the Galaxy Stratosphere II is currently offered by Verizon for $49.99 on contract. It’s one of the few relatively new Android handsets to have a sliding QWERTY keyboard.
Another Verizon smartphone that’s going to get Android Jelly Bean is the Motorola Droid Bionic (released way back in September 2011). According to the largest US mobile carrier, the update will be pushed to devices sometime in the second quarter of the year. We will let you know when it happens.