The latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is coming to Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, anytime this October. And at some point during the month of November, the same software upgrade is expected to roll out on Samsung Galaxy S II. The company, however, did not disclose an exact date as to when these software updates will transpire.
Reports about the Android Jelly Bean update for Samsung devices proliferate instantaneously upon the official release of Apple’s latest iPhone 5 device yesterday. But it has already been confirmed that Samsung has been testing the OS for its latest flagship smartphones Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III.
Update schedules for all recent Galaxy models are posted on the official Facebook pages of Samsung Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The tentative timelines contain identical lists, with information pertaining to the firmware updates on all available slates, Omnia W, some bada phones, as well as Galaxy S III, S II and S II LTE.
Relevant report from GSMArena also mentioned that Jelly Bean upgrade will likewise roll out on the Galaxy S Advance and Galaxy Ace 2 devices, which means skipping the Ice Cream Sandwich. While the website said it might take some more months before the update is finalized, more likely it will transpire before the year ends. So far, Samsung has not yet disclosed any statement pertaining to the Jelly Bean software upgrade for both the S Advance and Ace 2 devices.
The latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update features various enhancements, from user interface down to the smartphone’s accessibility. Among other updated features include voice search, better camera and flexible notifications.
Meanwhile, CNet quotes a statement from a Samsung representative talking about the Jelly Bean software update, which has been confirmed to the European market but not the US. According to the rep, the company needs to follow certain procedure when rolling out new software upgrades, which differ from region to region. But some experts say there is a pretty good chance that the update will become available in the US by 2013.
A lot of people find it odd for Samsung to announce that two of its innovative devices, particularly, the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S II would be acquiring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean very soon. It seems like Samsung really wants to share the spotlight with its tough rival, Apple Inc, with the iPhone 5 being officially released lately.
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