Samsung Galaxy S II has sort of received the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, thanks to Samsung, who released the source code. They launched the source code of the GT-I9100_HK S II that include Jelly Bean and new TouchWiz. Using this, developers can make easier DEV roms for getting JB on the S II.
The source code is based on the firmwares I9100ZSLS6 and I9100ZSLPG and you can download all you need from here, if you’re really into that. This means that probably by the year end we’ll have a working ROM with Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S II, seen by many as the best phone of 2011. It’s still a decent phone even now, especially when it comes to screen, camera and Exynos CPU power.
Anyway, I’m a bit worried that Samsung may leave developers to develop the software unofficially and use that as a reason to delay the official update… or not offer it at all. At least they were kind enough to let the source code out and it pays to have a dedicated developer like Steve Kondik among the Samsung staff, right?