With Google having announced the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version which will remain in vogue until the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is launched, manufacturers the world over have engaged in a mad rush to update their hardware to the latest software build. Key Lime Pie is rumored for a release not before early 2014, which means the current Android version will remain the latest version for several months now. However, while the devices that are still fresh in the market can be sure of their elevation to the Android 4.3 version, those that has been there in the market for quite some time may not be fortunate enough to be provided with the 4.3 update.
Take for instance the Galaxy S2 which was launched by Samsung amidst much fanfare in 2011. However, while the South Korean manufacturer has already made it known they are committed to providing updates to the latest software build for the smartphones and tablet devices it has launched last year, the same might not be extended to the devices it launched way back in 2011, which virtually rules out the latest Android flavor 4.3 jelly bean for the Galaxy S2. The S2 had started out with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has subsequently been updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with the latter having being made available this January itself. However, it’s Android 4.2.2 where the update saga for the S2 is expected to come to an end.
So its features such as Daydream, Quick Settings, new enhanced notifications area as well as the new TouchWiz user interface that users of the Galaxy S2 can look forward to at the most. That said, it is not the lack of Android 4.3 Jelly Ben update for the S2 that is likely to hurt users of the said device the most but Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie which is touted to be a comprehensive improvement over the current Android version.