Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S2 scores Jelly Bean update

Android 4.1 comes to the Samsung Galaxy S2, breathing fresh air into the popular and aging Sprint smartphone.

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S2 gets a Jelly Bean update. CNET

Sprint today announced an Android 4.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S2. Yes, you read that right. The flagship smartphone from 2011 is getting a new coat of paint.

As expected, the Android 4.1 software update brings about changes such as Google Now, Project Butter animations, and lock screen widgets. Also included are the requisite richer notifications, smarter keyboard, and improved Google Search.

In addition to the standard Jelly Bean features, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is getting some of the Galaxy S3's more popular options. Details include the Smart Stay eye tracking for keeping the phone awake as well as Pop Up Play for watching videos in a window over the top of another application.

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S2 customers can download and install the Android update starting from today. In the event that you need help with installation, Samsung has a help page dedicated to the process.

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