Samsung has just announced that it has already started rolling out Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean, update to the Galaxy S III in Poland. Updates to other markets will soon follow. Users of Samsung’s devices have been waiting for this update from a long time, and will the release of the update to the first device from the company, the South Korean Android smart phone giant has indicated that the work is in progress for other devices.
The company also announced a list of smart phone other than the Galaxy S III which will receive the update to Jelly Bean, and the list includes Galaxy S III, the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Mini 2, and the Galaxy S Duos.
Not just these 11 smart phones, but four of the company’s tables will also be getting Android Jelly Bean soon, giving Google’s Nexus 7 some very tough competition. So which are the four tablets you ask? They are the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, and the Galaxy Note 10.1.
If you observe closely, you will note that the original Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are not included in the list. Could this mean that this is the end of support for the devices in terms of operating system upgrades? It could.
And with this announcement, Samsung also said that an unknown, Galaxy Music, will also receive the Jelly Bean update. Have you heard of the device before? With the update of the operating system to these devices, there are some new features coming as well. TabletPCReview writes:
Aside from providing the most recent version of the Android operating system, the update will also bring a few new Samsung-exclusive features, including “pop up play” functionality, an “easy mode” with simple widgets for favorite and/or your most recently used apps, and a “blocking mode.” The blocking mode allows the device to still receive calls, texts, or other notifications, but it remains silent and does not alert the user until later.
Those are some exciting features, don’t you think? But the company also said that the updates will be seeded to the customers depending on their location and carrier compatibility.
Source: Tablet PC Review