Galaxy S3 owners, we have some good news for you, although considering the statements Samasung made on stage during its Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany a couple of weeks ago, you may disagree with me.
We’re potentially weeks (days?) away from seeing Jelly Bean making its way to every Galaxy S3 on the planet. The update pipe has been leaking the Android 4.1 firmware for several variants of the hit phone, such as the international version, T-Mobile’s variant, and possibly more. What we haven’t seen so far is the leaked firmware for Verizon’s Galaxy S3. Here’s a solution if you don’t mind “getting your jelly on” through unofficial means.
After releasing the very first ICS tablet last year, Ainol is back at it, launching the Novo 7 Crystal, a very affordable tablet with the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, a dual core CPU and IPS display, all for only $139.
In any case, what’s certain is that Samsung has not yet announced release dates for its Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update, which is a typical move from an Android device maker, even though the company said more than a week ago, at IFA 2012, that the update is coming soon.
Good news for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Note 10.1 owners who have cravings for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The folks at Sam Mobile have gotten a hold of the pre-release OTA update of the buttery smooth OS for the two tablets.
After releasing two of the world’s thinnest phones, Oppo is about to launch another great 5-inch phone that will feature 1080p display, 441 PPI, and a quad core S4 Pro processor.
According to a few tweets from @Football4PDA, the One X+ is coming, but is certainly not very impressive. The new phone will be a slightly rehashed version of the One X (with a heavy emphasis on “slightly”), and will be powered by an NVIDIA AP37 quad-core CPU.
ICS is now one fifth of the Android ecosystem of devices, while Jelly Bean is on only 1.2%. But is that growth as fast as it should? Google needs a much better policy for upgrading devices.
Over on XDA Developers, a user named “Football” has posted a test only build of Jelly Bean for the HTC One X, identified as 3.00.999.7 with a large 641MB download size. As this is still an unstable build, non-developers might want to steer clear and wait for the official version instead. But if you’re the adventurous type, we have the download link.
Last week Android Authority reported that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was finally coming to several Samsung devices that are long overdo. You would think that this would also mean Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Nexus – it is a Google flagship device after all.