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Samsung updates Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade list

Under: Phone Software
By:Gary | September 25th, 2012

One of the biggest criticisms of the Android platform is the continued fragmentation of it, with many devices that are not too old still sitting on old older versions of the operating system. It does seem though in some cases the upgrading to the most recent Android release is happening a little quicker, and Samsung now updates its Jelly Bean 4.1 upgrade list.

Only yesterday the company started to push out the Android 4.1 upgrade to the Galaxy S3 in certain regions, and now Samsung has listed another fifteen devices that are down for the upgrade, and according to the Android Community it is leaving out some of its older hardware.

This includes the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was first given out to developers at last year’s Google I/O conference. Hardware definitely down to receive the upgrade includes the Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 LTE, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S DUOS, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0/10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Music, Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy S Advance, and Galaxy Mini II.

All of these Samsung devices will eventually see the full Android 4.1 Jelly bean update that will include the likes of Project Butter for a quicker and smoother UI experience, automatic widget resizing, and improved notifications.

Obviously the upgrades will sit alongside the usual Samsung TouchWiz Android overlay, but Samsung didn’t go into when it will begin pushing out the updates for these devices with only a coming soon statement. It is thought that SIM free versions of the devices will see the updates first, and Samsung warns that versions sold via carriers will likely see some delays.

Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before owners of these Samsung devices get treated to Android Jelly Bean, which will give the hardware a new lease of life. Do you have one of the devices listed for Android 4.1?

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  • http://twitter.com/terryfried terence davis

    looks like galaxy w has been overlook again. this is a discrace as older and less powerful phones are inc.

    • mamasita

      well, its because your phone hardware (processing power and enough RAM memory) may not be capable of supporting the Jelly Bean. Hence, even if you did get the update, your phone is gonna lag all the time… cheers :D

  • Sam Sung

    Why is the hardware ‘defiantly down’? Is it to do with Samsung being defiant against Apple?

  • Shawil

    Iv got the Galaxy Tab. 10.1 Gt-P7500 an havent even recieved the ICS update yet….:-(

    • youtube2301

      you must have some problem because i am using it in stock rom 4.0.4. anw, u can use kies to update.

  • Truelitistnot

    Only way to go is pure Android. Get a galaxy nexus. I was updated the day jelly bean was released by google ages ago.

  • syedhaiqal

    iv got galaxy mini 2 n havent receive the update. . hope samsung make it quick .

  • woody

    I have been told by my network carrier 3 my model of s 3 may not even receive the jelly bean update if this is true Samsung will lose a customer I love Android and my s 3 but this update situation each time is a joke apple can update all there users to there latest version of ios in one go the day the i phone 5 was released why do Samsung muck about with the updates.

    • spepper

      that most likely is not android or Samsung , but your network that is doing that,
      the way this works is.
      android > phone maker (Samsung) > providers ( 3 ).
      android makes it, Samsung modify’s if (touchwiz) > provides add software and logo’s.

      now i am a android lover, so if the like of Samsung put the update out, and the phone is not updated, could apple then sue the provider or the customer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1340920999 Nana Yaw Ansah

    I’m using an s2 and I’m in love with Jelly bean already. Just got it today and it is so much more cooler than ics. Faster, smoother and all. Thanks!

  • shivam

    i have ace dous ! will jelly bean work on it ?

  • jhonnyshah

    hey i updated my fone yest nly via KIES..
    i use a galaxy s2

    bt it got updated to ics nly. .

    i didnt recieve jelly bean firmware..

    @nana yaw ansah .. how did u update ua s2 wid jelly bean ?

    • Karthik

      Hi

      The JB update is not yet rolled to S2. It is rolled nly to S3 now, S2 will get in OCt / Nov

  • swope

    Wow these sites are why our kids cant read or spell

    • NewWhirledOrder

      You forgot the period at the end of your sentence.

      • Danny Dodge

        You forgot the period at the end of the month

        • NewWhirledOrder

          Not relevant to thus discussion.

          • NewWhirledOrder

            This.

    • grim reefa

      You forgot the explanation mark or comma after the “wow” and the period at the end of your sentence.

      • WordPolice

        I believe it’s called exclamation mark not explanation…

        • grim reefa

          yup, bloody word correction :(

          • jafff89

            BURN! lol

    • lupalz

      You forgot the apostrophe in “can’t”

  • moe

    if samsung really releases the jelly bean update which is exactly as good as the one for S3, that must mean Samsung really listen to their customers wants and its worthy to stay loyal to Samsung.. Unlike Blackberry which is unbelievably idiot… Sorry Bb fans.. No offense but thats the fact

  • Liam

    I’m excited … I have the Samsung galaxy s2 LTE from rogers and I’m very excited because I root my device and I love jelly bean… I hope the update the touchwiz overlay to touchwix ux (5) because when I updated it to ICS it still had the same old touchwiz 4 and basically didn’t even have any the features of ics

  • Crazyjojo

    I have a galaxy S2 through uk carrier t-mobile, will i recieve the update to 4.1 obviously like you said a but later but would i get it .. Thanks

  • Maarek

    wikipedia and gsmarena says that samsung galaxy s advance is upgradabel to jelly bean, but im from estonia and here its is not available. When it will be ?

  • davidasd

    if samsung makes a 4.8 inch super amoled with gorilla glass 2 quad core 1.5 ghz processor/exynos/ 20 or more lumen projector/ flat backed samsung galaxy beam with touch wiz nature ui along with the newest or to be the newest 4.2 jellybean/lime pie phone then it will be perfect! also a camera with xenon or led flash with 8 or more megapixel of camera will help :D

    • davidasd

      also a high amount of ram and gpu and expandable sd card will help(even an s pen :D )

  • ToMaHaKeR

    Waiting Jelly Bean for Mini 2. But I might not see it until February, because of the friggin’ S2 update hold-up…

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