Galaxy S II will get Jelly Bean in November

Posted by Mark Raby

It's expected Samsung's Galaxy S II will be upgraded to Android 4.1 in two months.

The company posted on its official Facebook page in Denmark that users could expect the update to the newest version of Android, also known as Jelly Bean. There has been no timetable announced in the US.

The Jelly Bean upgrade could be considered a minor update for the Android platform, which is why it only brings the version number up to 4.1 instead of 5.0.

The most functional aspect of the update is that it looks different depending on the kind of device, so 7-inch tablets have a different presentation of Jelly Bean than 10-inch tablets or smartphones.

Among the updates are increased enhancements to the speed and performance of Android, new and sleeker widgets for the home screen, expandable notifications, and a more user-friendly app for viewing and deleting photos.

It also offers a new touchscreen keyboard for even more seamless text input, as well as new features for the ever-growing list of near field communication (NFC) devices, allowing users to tap phones together to enable things like photo sharing.