Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update now available
Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, affectively named Epic 4G Touch, is now getting into the (still rather exclusive) Android Jelly Bean club. That’s because the manufacturer together with the Now Network have released the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch.
This update is unfortunately not one of those over-the-air things, instead you’ll need a computer to download and install it. This is apparently because of the update’s humongous size, according to Sprint. So it’s going to be a slight hassle to upgrade. On the other hand though, no OTA rollout means no staggered rollout – so the update is available now for everyone. All you have to do is follow the installation instructions from this page.
The update brings with it all that’s nice about the 4.1 iteration of Jelly Bean, including Google Now, lock screen widgets, and expandable notifications. Additionally, Samsung has thrown in a bunch of the software features that it’s packed inside the newer Galaxy S III, such as Smart Stay (keeps the screen on while you’re looking at it), Direct Call (lets you call by simply raising your phone to your ear), Pop-up Play (watch a video while using another app at the same time, overlapping), Easy Mode (a home screen replacement for novice smartphone users), Blocking Mode (lets you disable all notifications during a set period of time), and Power Saving Mode.