The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II hasn't been in the news much since it originally launched back in November 2012, but today Verizon is shining its spotlight on the QWERTY slider with a nice, big update. Verizon just announced that the Stratosphere II's update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will begin rolling out over the air today, March 27. The update, which is version JZO54K.I415VRBMA3, will be going out to users in phases.
Stratosphere II owners will be getting quite a few new features and performance enhancements with this new update. Along with the usual Jelly Bean goodies like Google Now and improved notifications, Samsung and Verizon have packed in improvements to sending and receiving text messages as well as better Wi-Fi connectivity. There are also quite a few app-specific changes, with an updated version of Quick Office, improvements to Pandora streaming connectivity, the addition of Verizon Remote Diagnostics and the removal of several built-in apps, such as Verizon Video and Zappos.
With a bump up to Android 4.1 and all of these enhancements, it's no surprise to see that this update is a big 'un, weighing in at 506.6MB. Judging by the list of improvements packed into the update, though, it definitely sounds like the time spent waiting for the new software to download and install will be worth it. Any Stratosphere II owners that want to try and grab this update manually can grab their phone and head on in to Menu > Settings > About phone > Software update > Check New. To help pass the time until Jelly Bean rolls its way onto your device, you can find the full changelog of this update below.
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