The patience of Samsung Galaxy S2 owners seems to have been rewarded, with news breaking today that a long-awaited Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has finally made its way to the popular 2011 handset.
Reports began emerging yesterday that the international variant of the device, the GT-I9100, was being introduced to Jelly Bean across many European territories, and we're pleased to announce that the UK appears to be at the party.
Citing an email from a reader, Know Your Mobile has confirmed that Android 4.1 is available OTA for Galaxy S2 users with unlocked devices. Those S2 users tied to a network will have to wait until their carrier clears the update - hopefully a matter of days rather than weeks.
Those wishing to bring their rooted S2 up-to-speed are advised to check out Team Android's helpful Galaxy S2 firmware update guide.
Galaxy S2 owners making the switch will find a bevy of improvements and new features at their fingertips, including performance enhancements courtesy of Project Butter and access to the Google Now intelligent search assistant.
Despite being two-generations old once Samsung launches the Galaxy S4 in the near future, the 4.3in S2 is still an eminently respectable device, featuring a dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos chipset, 8-megapixel camera, and up to 32GB of on-board storage plus a microSD card slot.