AT&T Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update detailed by Samsung

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: June 10, 2013

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II SGH-I777

AT&T and Samsung have got a nice Monday afternoon surprise for their Galaxy S II (SGH-i777) owners, as it appears that that model's update to Jelly Bean is finally ready for mass consumption. Samsung has put up an official support page for the update, revealing that the software bump will bring the AT&T Galaxy S II up to Android 4.1.2, baseband version I777UCMD8.

After installing the UCMD8 update, AT&T Galaxy S II should find the usual Jelly Bean goodies like Google Now and smoother device operation thanks to Project Butter. Samsung says that it's included improved text input, clearer menu formatting and new preloaded apps as well. Here's Samsung's full list of changes:

OS upgrade to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

  • Improved multi-tasking
  • Customizable widgets
  • Improved text input and spell-checking
  • New dictionaries for better error correction and word suggestion
  • Enhanced web browsing and personalization capability
  • Improved email management
  • New technology for better security options
  • Clearer menu formatting
  • Google Now with enhanced voice activation
  • Adds Browser bar, Drive Mode, ATT Locker, Mobile Hot Spot, Featured Apps widget as preloaded applications
  • Removes Qik and Mspot applications
  • TTY call quality improvement

That's a nice list of tweaks, and I'm sure that anyone still rocking an AT&T Galaxy S II will be pleased to see that they're getting updated to Android 4.1.2 over a year and a half after their device's launch. Speaking of launch, Samsung says that this update will only be available through its Kies computer software, which can be found right here. We've yet to hear anything about this update from AT&T, but now that Samsung has spilled some information on the update, we ought to hear more from the big blue carrier soon. Be sure to give us a shout once get some Jelly Bean goodness loaded up onto your AT&T Galaxy S II!

Via Android Police, Samsung

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