As we all know, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been launched by Google at the Google I/O event last June. If you’re an owner of the top Android devices from Samsung, you probably want to know when you’ll get the official Jelly Bean update from the South Korean tech juggernaut.
What with all the improvements over Ice Cream Sandwich that we mentioned in this previous post, who wouldn’t want to get Jelly Bean?
There’s still no official word about the Jelly Bean update schedule for the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and the upcoming Galaxy Note II. However, rumors are circulating about the possible Jelly Bean update for the said devices.
The rumor comes from Sam Mobile which bills itself as having “Everything for your Samsung mobile.”
According to the site, the Galaxy S III may get the Jelly Bean update by the end of Q3 or the end of September. However, if you don’t get it then, Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III will more likely get released at the start of Q4 or this October.
Sam Mobile says that “test firmwares for the Galaxy S III are passed and they are working on a public version of the first Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S III. The wait is on the public version and the agreement of Google.”
Meanwhile, since the Galaxy S II is still racking up sales, it will reportedly also officially get Jelly Bean from Samsung. “Samsung is still testing Android 4.1 for the Galaxy S II. The first tests are looking fine. Because the Galaxy S II is still selling very well and Samsung will update the Galaxy S II to Android 4.1,” the site says.
“If Samsung decides at the last moment not to update the Galaxy S II, all Galaxy S II owners will get a value pack update. But so far there is no reason not to update the Galaxy S II to Android 4.1,” it adds.
As for the Galaxy Note, the Samsung is also said to have tested Jelly Bean firmwares for it. The massive-screen pseudo-tablet smartphone is expected to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Furthermore, the second-generation Galaxy Note – the Samsung Galaxy Note II – will also likely get Jelly Bean if it does not launch with it as the default operating system. Samsung has confirmed that it will indeed launch the Galaxy Note II at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event a day before the IFA 2012 kicks off in Berlin on August 30.
“The test software is currently based on Android 4.0. Our insider isn’t sure if Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Note II with Android 4.0 or Android 4.1. If Samsung decides to use Android 4.0 at launch, an update to the Galaxy Note will be available a couple of months after,” Sam Mobile says of the Galaxy Note II.