The Galaxy S2 was the successor to the original Galaxy S. Samsung unveiled this smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in February 2011.
Galaxy S2 debuted with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and was updated up to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Because of its popularity in the developer community, over 9 years after its release, interested owners can now try Android 11 on this device.
Android disintegration is a known issue for years. It has reduced to a certain level with the introduction of Project Treble but the problem is yet to be solved fully.
Recently, Google and Qualcomm announced that certain high-end Snapdragon chipsets starting with Snapdragon 888 will support up to four years of software updates (3 years of Android updates and 4 years of security patches).
Hereafter, learning that Galaxy S2 from 2011 can run Android 11 after 9 years from its launch is big news. Owners of this phone can try the latest version of Android, which is yet to hit many flagship smartphones released this year.