Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update Could Roll Out Soon
Amid the numerous rumors of an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it’s easy to forget that many devices have yet to receive the so-far latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. However, a report from Android Authority hints that a handful of Samsung devices could be due to get their Jelly Bean updates by the end of the year.
The website based its assertions on some support pages from Samsung’s Swedish branch, which gave an Android 4.1 release window for the Galaxy S2, the original Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.
Of these, the Galaxy S2 should be the first to get Jelly Bean, receiving the new software starting next month. The update windows for the remaining two devices are a bit fuzzier, but Samsung Sweden indicates a fourth quarter rollout, so we could expect it before the end of the year.
Supposedly, the updates could be downloaded either over-the-air or through Samsung’s own Kies software. However, it isn’t really clear if the devices in other markets will get the Jelly Bean updates in short order. As plenty of older devices showed us, Android updates are usually staggered, and in some cases are constrained by the carriers.
Still, if these updates do arrive before the end of the year, they would certainly be welcomed by owners of these devices. Hopefully, this sort of consistent upgrade paths trickle down to older and/or lower-tier devices that have usually been left out of the latest versions of Android apparently for business-related reasons that aren’t related to technical difficulties.