Samsung Bulgaria has announced that it won’t be updating two of its mid-range devices, the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy S Advance, to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Instead, the company will be directly updating these devices to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Both the handsets are powered by the NovaThor U8500 SoC, which was recently demonstrated running Jelly Bean by the ST-Ericsson folks.
This move from Samsung is definitely going to please a lot of Ace 2 and Galaxy S Advance owners. It is good to see Samsung making an effort to update even its mid-range devices to Jelly Bean.
However, the bad side to this news is that the Jelly Bean update will take sometime to be available for both the handsets. It is also possible that the Samsung Bulgaria spokesperson might be wrong about the Jelly Bean update for the handsets. Until and unless, Samsung Global confirms this piece of news, I’d recommend Ace 2 and Galaxy S Advance users to not get their hopes up too high.
Via – GSMArena
Samsung is probably the only Android device manufacturer making heavy profits. Other companies like HTC and Motorola are going through a bad time, with profits plunging every quarter. In a bid to improve their products, brand identity and more, Motorola and HTC have promised to release fewer phones in 2012. However, it looks like Samsung is taking just the opposite route!
The company has just released the successor of Galaxy Ace, a popular mid-range Android phone , the Galaxy Ace 2. The Galaxy Ace 2 packs in a 800MHz dual-core processor, and a 3.8-inch WVGA (480×800) PLS TFT screen. Other than this, the handset also packs in 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, along with a microSD card slot. At the back of the Ace 2 is a 5MP snapper aided by an LED flash, and a VGA snapper in the front. The handset is also capable of recording videos in HD (720p) resolution. All other usual connectivity features like GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, and Bluetooth v3.0 etc. are also present. The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI on top of it.
The Galaxy Ace 2 will be available in the U.K from April at an unknown price.