Verizon has announced the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2. Earlier, Galaxy Stratosphere 2 had Android 4.0.4 ICS, but now it will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The software version of this 506.6MB update is JZO54K.I415VRBMA3, and it .brings some performance as well as connectivity based enhancements and features like Google Now, Voice Search, etc
Alongside Jelly Bean, the owners of the phone will receive standard improvements to apps such as Google Now, which now delivers the right info to users when desired at the right time.
This new update brings Voice Search functionality which is powered by the Knowledge Graph and yields accurate answers and ranked search results as per the user demands.
The upgrade adds Favorite App Widget along with the Polaris & Verizon Remote Diagnostics to the device. It also enables users to create folders and add icons on the screen.
This update will also offer an expandable and more functional notification panel which will enable the users to control functions like return calls, send email, and share pictures, etc. directly from the corresponding notification itself.
Further improvements can be observed in the Quick Office application which now allow users to use S-Beam without downloading any external app.
On the connectivity front, users can notice improvements in the Wi-Fi connectivity as well as while streaming music on Pandora. Further notable enhancements can be seen while sending and receiving text messages via the Stratosphere 2.
Apart from these new enhancements, the users should note one thing that once they update their Galaxy Stratosphere 2 & jump to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, then they will lose the VZ Apps, Verizon Video, Zappos, Color App, and VPN Client (icon only).
The update is sent out OTA and distributed gradually to the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere 2 owners. There are possibilities that users might not be able to update their phones to Android 4.1.2 right now. Don’t worry, the update notification will be pushed automatically to you during the next few weeks. Once updated, you can go ahead to experience the improvements on your handsets.