For those of you who own a Galaxy S Advance device, the good news is that Samsung has released an official update to the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Operating System. The much-awaited update built on April 9th applies to the units having model number I9070 with firmware XXLQE build.
The software update was released in Russia in January, and right now, it is available only in Germany, Poland and Ukraine. The update is inapplicable for devices used in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Samsung has yet to release an official confirmation about the availability of the update in other countries.
Apart from the features of the latest Jelly Bean, the update includes a few bug fixes and improvements to enhance performance and provide a more intuitive interface. Additions also include the Google Now app, Direct Call, and Expanded notification features.
You can connect to Samsung’s Kies server or use Samsung’s OTA (over the air) services for an automatic update or carry out the task manually. If you have already updated your Galaxy Advance to the Jelly Bean software, but are still experiencing lags, you may opt for the XXLQE firmware update to solve the issue.
Samsung introduced its Galaxy S Advance with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system about a year ago with a high price tag, which was slashed shortly after the release, to improve sales. The device sports quite a few decent features, including a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB RAM, 8/16 GB internal storage (expandable to 32 GB via microSD slot), and 1,500 mAh Li-Ion battery.
Samsung usually releases its major upgrades gradually, so users in other countries, where upgrade notifications have yet to arrive, need some more patience.