Samsung Galaxy S2 Probably Won’t Get Jelly Bean, Reason Explained
Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of those very few smartphones whose tech specs are capable enough to support Google’s latest addition to the Android family, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it is still not clear whether the Samsung Galaxy S2 will be able to handle the goodness of Jelly Bean smoothly or not.
According to a report on TheChristianPost, Samsung Galaxy S2 is bound by some hardware limitations which might prevent users to taste the Jelly Bean update.
Samsung Galaxy S2 screen resolution of 800 X 480 px is considered too low for Jelly Bean and the dual-core 1.2 GHz processor is also one of the roadblocks for Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S2. Another thing worth mentioning is that even if Samsung Galaxy S2′s dual core processor somehow manages to run Jelly Bean, it will be nearly impossible to run the TouchWiz UI simultaneously.
Developers are also worried about the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with only 1GB of RAM and has Mali-400MP GPU both of which are what considered border line or in most cases insufficient tech specs needed for Jelly Bean.
Now even if we consider just for the sake of argument that the Samsung Galaxy S2 has tech specs needed for compatibility with Jelly Bean, the 1650 mAh Li-ion battery just won’t be sufficient to provide enough battery backup to last even for a day.
A similar situation is was witnessed with the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 and Ice Cream Sandwich, where after months of testing, the company finally had to announce that Galaxy S I9000 was incapable of handling ICS (and then there’s that marketing tactic to get people to the Galaxy S3). Hence, it is expected from Samsung that they will make the situation regarding the Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 clear in the coming few weeks.
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