Galaxy S2 to get Jelly Bean in November, Galaxy S3 in October-November, says Samsung Sweden

by: AdrianSeptember 12, 2012

Promises, promises, promises. That’s all Samsung seems to be up to these days, with those much awaited Jelly Bean updates being planned and scheduled, but still not put into practice.

Android 4.1 is so close to the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Note 10.1 that we can almost taste it, but the rollout of the official upgrades is for some reason still on hold. Meanwhile, it looks like we have some very surprising new candidates for the Jelly Bean software leap, namely the Gingerbread-running Galaxy Ace 2 and S Advance.

The Galaxy S2 was also thought to be among the first batch of Sammy phones to be treated with a 4.1 upgrade some time ago, although with no pre-release versions out there, we started thinking that it could be temporarily left out of the mix.

Now the S2 is back in the updating game, and, according to some fresh new promises, it will very closely follow its successor… at least in Sweden. Samsung’s official branch in the Northern European country just posted a sort of an upgrading schedule on Facebook, which has the S2 with a preliminary November timeline for a Jelly Bean rollout.

Although this is official information, it should be still taken with a pinch of salt due to two reasons. It comes via Facebook, which has proven a very “generous” source of mishaps in the past, and it also comes from a local Samsung department, which is again not the most reliable source of this kind of info.

Even if the information proves accurate, we have no way to know whether GS2 models outside Sweden will be treated with the update in the same timeline, so again pinch of salt and not too much excitement.

Assuming that Sammy will stick to that schedule and that the ETAs will apply outside Sweden, the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 are the only devices getting Jelly Bean by November. The S2 LTE, S Advance, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are to be updated to ICS sometime in Q4, while the original Galaxy S will get Android 2.3.6 in “October-November”.

It’s obvious that at least some parts of the schedule won’t apply outside Sweden, seeing as Android 4.0 is already available for specific models of the Tab 10.1, while the Galaxy S has received that 2.3.6 value pack many months ago in some countries. Not to mention that the promised ICS upgrade for the S Advance would challenge Samsung Bulgaria’s Facebook claims.

The rest of the Samsung devices on the Swedish list, including the GNote, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 still have “inga uppgifter”, which is apparently Swedish for “no data”. That’s also pretty bizarre, seeing as the Note and the Tab 2 7.0 are just about confirmed as getting Jelly Bean by the end of the year.

Well, enough with the promises and speculations already, and let’s just wait and see what happens. That also applies to Samsung, if anyone’s listening, who should be starting to walk the walk and not just talk and talk.


    I think this is complete bull. I think the Galaxy S3 will see an update to JB within the next 2 weeks. I cant see them releasing 4G models with Jelly Bean which would state the obvious that the update is done & ready to go & not update those who already purchased the Galaxy S3. If they are waiting till October then I would have to say that their plan is to release the update to international models & North American carrier models all at or around the same time & need the extra time to have each carrier fill their version full of bloatware & get it back & test it before they push them all out at the_same time.

    As the Galaxy Note international model is in the midst of getting a ICS 4.0.4 update that is bringing many amazing things to it from the Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2 I think it will be awhile before it gets any JB love because even though we have an ICS 4.0.4 version on our Galaxy Notes in North America it is not the 4.0.4 version that the international models are getting right now with all the amazing added features. So I dont think they will release the JB update till both versions of the Galaxy Note are running the same version of ICS 4.0.4 As the new version of ICS 4.0.4 brings so many amazing things to the Galaxy Note I also dont think you will see as many ppl complaining about the wait for JB on the Note as your seeing that are waiting for the Galaxy S3. Weird for ppl with the S3 to even be so damn mad as they only got their devices what a couple months back so they should still be excited about the initial device its self for damn sakes. I think ppl just like to bitch about things on the internet seriously. Be patient anyways, would you rather they put it out quick & missed something & your device becomes somewhat crippled by a bug ? Then theyd bitch about that, ya can never make ppl happy geez. -KID ANDROID (Team.Android.Canada)

    • MasterMuffin

      your “name” is kid android, you don’t need to add -kid android to the end :D