by Chris Smith, 11 months ago
From the moment Google confirmed during the first Google I/O keynote that Jelly Bean is the codename for Android 4.1 rather than Android 5.0 – as various rumors suggested ahead of the event – we…
Samsung seems to be by far the busiest bee in the Android “hive,” preparing us all a hotter than hot end of 2012. The Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet is already out and looks pretty good, while the Note 2 “phablet” is just about confirmed as coming in less than two weeks.
Meanwhile, Sammy seems to be making quite the efforts to improve their current line-up of super-phones as well by updating as many devices as soon as possible to the latest and greatest Android version.
The Galaxy S3 will most likely get to taste Jelly Bean goodness the first, in only a matter of weeks, which should not come as a big surprise. What might be surprising however is when Samsung is planning to upgrade the first-generation Galaxy Note and the GS2 to Android 4.1.
According to SamMobile “insiders,” it has been “confirmed” that both gadgets will be getting JB in October at the latest. While a couple of weeks ago it was reported that Samsung only begun testing Jelly Bean for the S2, it now seems that things have gone smoother than anyone had expected. “The tests by Samsung are fine and Samsung will make the public KIES release version if everything goes according to plan … in September – October,” say the guys at SamMobile, who’ve supposedly heard from an anonymous tipster.
Now, it’s pretty obvious that we should be very cautious with this report, as it is based on nothing else but unconfirmed speculations. Then again, SamMobile does have a pretty good track record with such rumors and assumptions, so the online publication might be on to something once again.
In any case, we certainly hope to hear something official on this matter from Samsung at the Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29. I’m sure that you all hate mystery as much as I do, so, no matter if the upgrades will be ready or still in initial testing phases, it would be mighty nice from Sammy to mention a thing or two about them.
How excited are you about the prospect of having your GNote and GS2 so swiftly updated to Jelly Bean? Or have you got the upgrade bug out of your system already by flashing one of the unofficial Android 4.1 custom ROMs?