The owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the newly launched Galaxy Note 10.1 are currently enjoying Ice Cream Sandwich by default. But ever since the new Jelly Bean update was made public at Google I/O, device owners all over the world have been pretty eager to get the update themselves. And it seems like the day is near when Samsung flagship device owners will get to try out Jelly Bean on their device.
At the Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin yesterday, Samsung announced that the update will be made public and available to the users “very soon”, although it refrained from mentioning an actual date. As you all know, Jelly Bean is not a major upgrade from Ice Cream Sandwich, so users wouldn’t mind waiting a month or two perhaps. Samsung only mentioned the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note 10.1 as they are the company’s primary flagships in the market right now. Little was spoken about the Galaxy S II or the Galaxy Note, which raised some eyebrows. Samsung however, displayed the Galaxy Note in one of its slides during the presentation which could well mean that it’s included in the list. As for the Galaxy S II owners, things still hang in a balance.
Several preliminary Jelly Bean builds have leaked over the past few days which strongly hinted at the nearing of an official update. Also, it is very possible that the global version of the Galaxy S III and the Note 10.1 could get the update first followed by the North American variants. The Note 10.1, although fairly new to the market, has impressed initial reviewers. The Korean manufacturer is also prepping the arrival of the next iteration of the Galaxy Note, in the form of the Note 2 during IFA 2012 event. It is possible that Samsung will roll out the upcoming flagship with Jelly Bean on board. This should come as good news for the owners of the Galaxy S III and Note 10.1 (800), but not so much for Galaxy S II owners. We never know though, Samsung could most likely be prepping an update for the GS2 as well. Let’s wait until we have a word from Samsung on this.