One of the most expected updates this year is for the GT-I8160 Galaxy Ace 2 that expects a Jelly Bean firmware as soon as possible. Users all over the world have been complaining about Samsung not delivering on their promise to release the 4.1.2 update sooner, so this should come as good news. According to some users that posted on a forum on AndroidForums UK users of the device can now download Jelly Bean through Samsung Kies. The update comes with lots of bug fixes but also with a whole new interface using Samsung's own Nature UX interface. The features are not the same as with Galaxy S3 or other flagship devices, but still there are a lot of improvements and new features that you can enjoy and have fun with. It seems that the update hasn't arrived for all users at the same time, and also depending on the carrier you use you should expect a short delay. However it is recommended that you check Samsung Kies regularly to see if the update was pushed to you. Before updating, the number one recommendation is to do a Factory Reset as this seems to prevent your device from getting laggy after the update. You should know that this will make you lose all your personal data. If you manage to install the update, please give us notice on how the device is running.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool