A few days ago we heard from two official Samsung sources that the Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update will be available at some point in October, which is not that bad, but not ideal either considering that the Android maker promised that some of its 2012 flagship devices including the newest Galaxy S version will get Android 4.1.1 soon after the IFA 2012 Unpacked event.
There are some signs of improved software support for Motorola devices compared with last year, the latest being an OTA upgrade rolling out to the Atrix HD as we speak. The new software package’s tweaks and improvements can’t compare to Jelly Bean’s tasty treats, but they do look like the next best thing.
With Apple’s iPhone 5 unveiling finally behind us, it’s time to start focusing on some other (and hopefully more exciting) events set to take place in September. First up, we know Motorola and Intel will have something new to show us on the 18th in London, but, unlike Apple (yeah, I said it), they’ve managed to keep the secret rather well while also raising some hype.
Every major player seems to be struggling with sticking to deadlines and getting Jelly Bean out. The surprise might come from someone who’s just recently dipped into Android — Intel has told PcWorld it has 4.1 ports ready for its rather modest Android line-up, with the company’s employees already using Jelly Bean on their Medfield-based devices.
According to various fresh reports flying all around the web, those of you living up North should be filled with excitement by now, as the JB update has begun to roll out to various Galaxy Nexus models. Yeah, that’s right, various models all at once, go figure!
SmartQ has released Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware updates for all of its current tablets. The company has a full range of tablets starting with the smaller seven inch S7 and K7 models and finishing with the 10.1 inch T30. In between, there is an eight inch model and a couple of 9.7 inch models.
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. The Galaxy S2 was thought to be among the first batch of Sammy phones to be treated with 4.1 upgrades some time ago, although with no pre-release versions out there we started thinking that it could be left out of the mix temporarily.
Despite the lack of a specific date, the road to Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been paved, thanks to the leaked OTA update file for the tablet that we reported about earlier in the week. Now it appears that the official Android 4.1 update has reached at least one lucky owner of the 7-incher in India.
Here’s some ICS/JB update news for the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy S Advance straight from the rumor mill. We say rumor mill, but it actually came from a representative of a local Samsung branch in Bulgaria, as reported by GSMArena.
Though it seemed that Sprint customers were going to see Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for their Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G customers last week, the update is finally being rolled out today via an over the air update.