When it comes to giving power users the software ammo needed to tinker with their devices, Samsung has set a pretty good example for other manufacturers — though admittedly there are a few things that still need to be worked on. At this point, it’s no longer a surprise to see Samsung releasing more source codes for its devices, the latest of which belong to the AT&T variant of Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
A couple of days after an unofficial Jelly Bean build for the Droid Razr HD/Maxx HD high-end duo has been leaked, the lower end Motorola Droid Razr M is treated with a mysterious “soak test” that can only be one thing.
Despite the gloomy picture some rumors painted for Galaxy S3 users in the US a few weeks back, Samsung’s flagship has started receiving official Jelly Bean “butter”. Sprint has been the first carrier to roll out the new software package, while Verizon seems to now be next in line.
There have been promises of Jelly Bean upgrades for the Droid Razr HD and Maxx HD to happen “by the end of the year” from the get-go, but we know better than to rely on words. Or do we?
It seems that it sometimes pays off to have mad ideals, as the OUYA project is going according to schedule and should be released on time, in March 2013. Furthermore, the console’s spec sheet has even been upgraded from initial plans, so expect Jelly Bean out of the box instead of Ice Cream Sandwich.
HTC has said early in the month that it’ll start serving Jelly Bean and the new HTC Sense 4+ to the One X and One S in October. With only a few days left in the calendar, it seems the phone maker has succeeded in meeting its target.
Samsung reports over $7 billion in profits in spite of recent lawsuits with Apple. The company is optimistic as the holiday season gets closer.
Although Samsung is still a long way from completing the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 around the world, those of you that have gotten a taste of JB might be already thinking about what’s next.
You know how we told you that the U.S. Jelly Bean update for the local Galaxy S3 versions may be less exciting for some carriers? And that Sprint’s Galaxy S3 version will be updated at some point this year? Well it turns out that Sprint is indeed ready to let its Galaxy S3 buyers upgrade their handsets to Android 4.1.
Compared to other regions, Samsung Galaxy S3 owners in the UK are enjoying a relatively swift and pain-free software upgrade to Jelly Bean. Starting with Three, the Android 4.1 update then made its way to O2 and Vodafone subscribers. If you own an unbranded version of the handset, the time to make that jump to the latest and greatest Android OS is here.