While Android 4.4 is still rolling out to many devices and many other users are still unsure of whether their phone will receive the update or not, it seems that Samsung is considering rolling out the update to a number of their lower cost phones.
One of the main goals of Android 4.4 was to bring the operating system to devices that might have a lower memory and will likely be lower cost. Because of this, owners of a wide range of devices are hoping that Android 4.4 will come to their phones. This list of devices that Samsung is considering to update will surely make a number of people very happy.
Samsung have begun rolling out a Jellybean 4.1.2 update to Galaxy Ace 2 users in Germany, with other markets on the way. The update breathes new life into Samsung’s entry-level device, completely updating their Touch-Wiz UX interface. Samsung also says the device should feel faster and bring improvements to battery life as well. If you are in Germany, feel free to get the update through KIES/OTA. If you prefer to flash manually (or aren’t in Germany) hit the source for downloads.
Samsung Bulgaria has just provided an interesting tidbit of news for owners of the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy S Advance smartphones. According to the gang at GSM Arena, when asked if both devices would get Android 4.0 on its Facebook page, Samsung Bulgaria surprised all and confirmed both devices would not be getting Ice Cream Sandwich— instead both would be updated to Jelly Bean. Of course there’s the understandable speculation that Samsung Bulgaria may be out of its mind and is providing incorrect information. However if this is true (and that’s a BIG if), then Samsung is confirming its intentions of being the top Android manufacturer when it comes to updating and providing support for its devices.
While this is exciting and all, first things’ first— we need to see Samsung roll out the Jelly Bean update for its flagship device first. Once that’s done, then we’ll wait and see if or when Samsung rolls out the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy S Advance smartphones.
source: GSM Arena
UK mobile carrier Three has announce today they are launching the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. This device is the second coming of their previous Galaxy Ace. The new Galaxy Ace 2 boasts features such as a 3.8-inch screen, 5MP shooter and Front facing VGA camera to compliment, 800MHz dual core processor, and 4GB internal storage. There are a couple ways you can get you hands on this phone. One way is with a couple plans called Essential or Ultimate Internet 500 for £22 ($35) per month. Another option is the pre-paid or Pay As You Go. Purchase the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 for £230 ($363) and choose an All in One plan which offers various options which includes “all-you-can-eat data”. Which could be a great option based on the direction carriers are headed these days with the contract based plans. Hit the jump for all the details from the press release.
Samsung just announced the followups to the Galaxy Ace and the Galaxy mini. Of course they are appropriately named the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy mini 2. They continue the trend of catering to users with active lifestyles who want something affordable.
The Galaxy Ace 2 (top left) features a 3.8-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, a 800MHz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, 5MP rear camera with auto focus and flash, VGA front facing camera, 4GB of internal storage, 1,500mAh battery, HSPA+ at 14.4Mbps, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, USB 2.0, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The Galaxy mini 2 (top right) features a 3.27-inch HVGA (480 x 320) display, 800MHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 3MP rear camera with fixed focus, 4GB of internal storage, 1,300mAh battery, HSPA+ at 7.2Mbps, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, USB 2.0, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Shortly after the announcement, Three in the UK announced they would be carrying both devices. Samsung plans on releasing the Galaxy Ace 2 in the UK from April and the Galaxy mini 2 in France from March with a global rollout soon after.
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