A few days ago, we told you that Google/Motorola decided not to update the Atrix 4G and Photon (Electrify) to Ice Cream Sandwich, both smartphones released only last year. That was certainly a surprising move not because we haven’t seen it before, but because Motorola is now a Google subsidiary, and we would expect the Android maker to offer more support to its customers, especially when it comes to software upgrades.
While the Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update status is simply listed as “coming soon” in the U.S., it seems that Korea has an actual date. According to Sam Mobile, the Korean LTE models of the Galaxy S3 will receive an update to the latest version of Android on Oct. 9th.
Waiting for your older Acer Iconia to make the jump from Android 4.0 ICS to Jelly Bean? Today isn’t your lucky day. According to Italian website NotebookItalia, an Acer UK representative has already stated that several older Iconia devices will not get an official upgrade to Android 4.1.
After wrapping up Android 4.1 updates for the entire line of quad-core Tegra 3-powered 2012 tablets, some might have expected Asus to take a break and rest on its laurels for some time. After all, who else has three devices running Jelly Bean already? However, Asus hasn’t forgotten about its aging Transformer TF101 tablet either, working as we speak on a Jelly Bean port for the 2011 10-incher.
The Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update is getting closer and closer both for international and U.S. versions of the handset – in fact, some European buyers have already received their Android 4.1.1 upgrades, not to mention that various international carriers are launching the Galaxy S3 4G LTE model with Jelly Bean out of the box.
The Nexus-related keep coming in these days, which is only natural considering that every Android fan and their grandmother expect Google to unveil at least one new Nexus smartphone in the coming months if not more. Of those, we keep hearing about a Samsung GT-I9260 handset, whose model number is awfully close to last year’s Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250).
A few days ago we told you that the Motorola Atrix 2 will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update at some point in the future, but we have some bad news for Motorola fans that still use older Motorola devices such as the Atrix 4G, Electrify and Photon 4G.
If you have an HDTV but didn’t shell out the extra cash for a Smart TV, the FAVI SmartStick may be the perfect solution for your streaming needs. It’s $50, plugs right into your television, and best of all, it’s powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
One of the best music players for Android just got a little bit better. In its most recent update, PowerAmp added quite a few new features and improvements, including rich notifications support for those of us running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
It’s been a rather slow start for the Jelly Bean update wave for all major Android manufacturers, but several of the big players seem to finally start getting cracking. Things seem particularly promising for 10-inch tablets, seeing as the Asus Transformer Prime has been updated to Android 4.1 yesterday, while the Infinity will be getting JB next week.