Samsung Galaxy S II/III and HTC One X get unofficial Android Jelly Bean ports
0. phoneArena 02 Jul 2012, 08:26 posted on
Google might be speeding up Android updates with its new Android Platform Development Kit that will be available to manufacturers months earlier, but it still can't match the speed with which an XDA-Dev whiz kid ports its newest Android version to existing smartphones...
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1. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Wow! That's quick. Why can't the OEM's hire these people for freelancer's?
3. Captain_Doug (Posts: 730; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Serious. Rom developers are severely underrated. No matter how much praise/money they get, it's not enough.
2. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
AMAZING! Cant wait until most bugs are fixed
lots of phones are still on gingerbread, and jelly bean has come out already
5. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Here's what people don't seem to understand... When you have a company like Apple that manufacturers (essentially) their own products as well as develops their own software, the two are released together.
Apple says "Here is iOS6, and here are the devices to use it on".
Android is a totally different set up. Since Google develops (essentially) the software, when they release it they are basically saying (to the manufacturers) "Here is the latest software, build something for it."
That clearly leads one to understand the delay. If you take into consideration the fact that hardware manufacturers see the software and then develop hardware around it or adapt the software to previous hardware in generally less than a year, it's not bad.
I understand the argument that it's "unfortunate" how slow Android phones are updated to the latest software but if you consider this then you simply have to understand it's a very different update model than used by Apple.
Each works differently, each have pros and cons.
7. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)
I agree with you.. And running iOS 5 on my former iPhone 3Gs is pain in the @$$ seriously.. It was laggy & stutter from time to time, iOS 4 is better for older iPhone devices like the 2G, 3G & 3GS.. I think Apple just doesn't care for it anymore, they will just say "buy a new iPhone"..
8. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Android is worse as they already forgat about laste year devices.. with last years version of Android... yes go from bad to worse..
10. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
They didn't forget about anything!!
Only you iOS f**ktwats are all uppity about whether or not the phones get the latest software.
We understand that since Apple makes little to no physical apparent improvement year after year that you rely on upgraded software.
Android phones on the other hand don't have that problem. I'm sorry you somehow feel that Apple's model of software updates MUST APPLY to Android.
It doesn't. It shouldn't. We don't care. Why do you?
4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Verizon Galaxy Nexus Running Jelly Bean Android 4.1"
6. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Where's the Epic 4G Touch? FFFFFFFFFFF.
11. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)
Yuck on screen buttons with the GS2.
Well it is a great start as a experimental form of JB, by like a month or two we might see a stable version.
I just wish Samsung would keep us updated like the Nexus :(
12. shayanarshadi (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
hi im shayan of iran
Does this 4.1 ROM for HTC phone port is sensation?
13. zaidalrawi80 (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
What about the rest of devices which working with Froyo & Gingerbread? RIP!!!