Samsung’s Android portfolio is massive, but despite the size of it Samsung is doing a great job at keeping their popular handsets up to date with Android firmware upgrades. Recently we’ve seen evidence of Jelly Bean in the works for the Galaxy Note, Canadian Galaxy S III, International Galaxy S II, and now evidence has surfaced today revealing that the Galaxy S Advance would be receiving the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean sometime this January. If you didn’t know, the Galaxy S Advance is a mid-range device.
A roughly translated message that was posted on Samsung’s German Facebook has revealed this news:
Dear fans, more and more devices will now receive the update to Android Jelly Bean. Even the Galaxy S I9070 Advance will get this update in January, through Kies and over-the-air.
As you probably saw from the Facebook update, nothing has been mentioned as to what version of Jelly Bean would be headed to the Galaxy S Advance. Due to it being a mid-ranged device and the fact that Android 4.2 hasn’t been available for very long, it’s probably just going to be Android 4.1. At least you still get Project Butter, right?!
Regardless, anything could be better than Gingerbread, which is the firmware that ships with the Galaxy S Advance.
Samsung should be pushing Jelly Bean upgrades for quite a few devices in the next few weeks or so. Among those devices are the Galaxy S II, the original Galaxy Note and the Canadian version of the Galaxy S III. Keep in mind that these aren’t U.S. variants, so we may have a delayed wait for Jelly Bean on these specific devices.
If I were to throw out a guess — and based off of what Samsung has said in the past — I am pretty sure that we’ll be seeing Jelly Bean hit in late December and possibly early January.
source: Android Central
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