Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 users can start enjoying additional features on their phones by updating to the Android 4.1.2 OS. Samsung’s update offer pertains to model number GT-I8160P. The jelly bean update will be first available to users in Germany and will be rolling out to other countries in about a week’s time.
The update, which was created on May 1st 2013, is the first Jelly Bean upgrade for the Galaxy Ace 2. The upgrade will bring new features to your Galaxy Ace 2, including Project Butter and Google Now. Project Butter is supposed to provide more fluidity for a smoother performance. With Samsung’s new Tough-Wiz UX interface integrated to the OS, your device will feel totally new with higher speed and better battery.
Additional enhancements from the update include Smart Stay, Direct Call, Pop-up-play and Smart Alert. You can also expect an improved keyboard and offline voice recognition. The notification area will feature customizable scrollable toggles.
The official update is for NFC incorporated devices and can be done via Samsung’s OTA services. Once you receive the OTA update notification, it takes just a tap or two to download and install the necessary files. In case you don’t receive the OTA notification, you can connect to the KIES server through a computer and avail Samsung’s automatic update process. Or, manually check the settings option to proceed with the software update.
After the release of Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung seems to be offering the Jelly Bean upgrade to more of its older smartphones. The Korean giant is doing all it can to draw new customers and satisfy its existing customers. The big plus is that these updates are bringing a new leash of life to Samsung’s entry-level smartphones.