Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 officially receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update starting today
If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, today is a good day for you. That’s because the Korean company has started the official rollout of the update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for this particular device, bearing the model number GT-i8160.
In February, an unofficial download of a Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Ace 2 got leaked, so some people have already been enjoying the new software version on their phones. However, this is the real, tested, and official thing, so that should make pretty much everyone upgrade.
The update can be had in OTA form, if you’re patient and wait for your handset to notify you that there’s an update available to download and install. Or you can go the Kies way, and use Samsung’s desktop PC software to get the update and then push it to your phone.
Note though that the rollout is happening in phases, apparently on a per-country basis. So you may not see it as available for you just yet, but it’s definitely coming soon. After applying the update, you’ll be on software version I8160XXMC8.
The update should bring all the usual Jelly Bean features such as expandable notifications, Google Now, an improved keyboard, as well as some Samsung-specific bits and pieces.