Status on Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S II, III and Note

August 6, 2012

As mentioned in an earlier post, Samsung is planning to update the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and upcoming Galaxy Note II to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. If you’re wondering when to expect such an upgrade for any of the the aforementioned devices, here are the latest status reports. Keep in mind these are just rumors at this point…

Galaxy S III
Samsung has passed the test firmware with flying colors and a public release is now being packaged, which Google will need to approve.

Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note
Samsung is supposedly planning to update the Galaxy S II to Jelly Bean since it’s still a highly popular smartphone. Initial tests are going smoothly, but Samsung also has a contingency plan in case it needs to cancel the software upgrade altogether. In that case, a Jelly Bean-like value pack update for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be delivered instead. The same holds true for the original Galaxy Note.

Galaxy Note II
The Galaxy Note II is scheduled to be announced at IFA 2012. Currently, the device is being tested with Android 4.0 ICS, however, Samsung has not eliminated the possibility of launching with Jelly Bean instead. If the Galaxy Note 2 hits the market with ICS, users should expect an update to Jelly Bean a couple months later, according to a source.

Source: SamMobile

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