As we reported last week, an image was displayed on Samsung’s Korean site revealing details of an upcoming Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S2. This was welcome news, but sadly, the notice failed to include any sort of time frame for the release.
Well today, a Samsung spokesman was able to confirm to CNET that the update will be arriving in February, first rolling out to users in Singapore, and then gradually to the rest of the world. Android 4.1 will not be available OTA; users will need to perform the upgrade with the Kies sync utility due to the size of the file. Expect the update to consume at least 1 GB of the available 12 GB of internal memory.
Along with the OS upgrade, Samsung will be including new proprietary features like Smart Stay, keeping the phone’s display lit until it detects the user is no longer looking at it; and Pop-Up Play, which gives users the ability to watch a video in a small window while doing other tasks on the phone.