Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S2 in the UK?

Android Jelly Bean has been about for a while now and its a fantastic update, but when is it likely to land on the Samsung Galaxy S2 in the UK? Samsung announced that it would be pushing it out at some point but haven’t yet given any dates.

Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S2

In Canada its started to roll out with users reporting it arriving as an over the air update (OTA). This is unusual in itself as Samsung normally uses its Klies software to push out updates. Singapore and a few other European countries also started to get the update through February.

A quick look at the Samsung UK site and you’ll even notice that the online manual for the phone has been updated to the Jelly Bean one! Hopefully it will land soon and as soon as it does I’ll try and throw and update here, if you hear of it rolling out anywhere else or in the UK then please comment below and I’ll update the post.

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Nexus 7 won’t charge or switch on? – solved!

So since its been a while since I’ve used it and I wanted to give the new 4.2 update a try, I thought I’d crack my Nexus 7 back out.

Turns out the battery died a while ago and for the life of me I couldn’t get it to switch on or to charge, even when leaving it for a few hours at a time. Even the normal battery icon wouldn’t come up on screen when it was plugged in.

The answer is actually pretty simple, press and hold the power button until it switches on. Make sure it’s plugged into the mains before you do this but hopefully after about 20-30 seconds you should see it burst back into life.

Make sure you give it a full charge before you try to do too much else with your Nexus 7 and try to avoid letting it drain down fully again 😉

For what its worth, the latest update seems to be pretty good so far with gesture typing on the keyboard and a few other performance tweaks and improvements. I have been experiencing a bit of screen flickering but I need to spend some more time with it to make sure I’m not imagining things!

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