Samsung Galaxy S II will get Jelly Bean update

The Jelly Bean upgrade will start in Singapore in February then gradually roll out to the rest of the world

Samsung will begin pushing Android Jelly Bean to its Galaxy S II model in February, according to a notice posted to the company's Korean website.

The notice has since been removed, but not before a Korean Android enthusiast site, Hong Goon, captured it with a screen grab, CNET reported.

The Jelly Bean upgrade will start in Singapore then gradually rolled out to the rest of the world, according to CNET. Updates will be performed through Samsung's sync service, Kies. Over-the-air updates won't be supported.

The new Android version includes a number of new features including Smart Stay, which will keep the handset's display on as long as the phone detects that you're looking at the screen.

Last week, Samsung released an updated version of the S II -- the Galaxy S II Plus -- that runs Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) and has a more powerful dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex A-9 processor. Otherwise, the unit is very similar to its predecessor, with the S II Plus having a 4.3-inch, 800-by-480 pixel display and an eight megapixel rear-facing camera.

The original S II was introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2011 and by June 2012, it had sold 28 million units, according to Samsung. Upon its debut, the S II received critical acclaim. "[W]hen it comes to performance and display quality, the Galaxy S II is pretty much unbeatable," Ginny Miles wrote for PCWorld.

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