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Samsung says Jelly Bean coming "very soon" to Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1

Samsung says Jelly Bean coming
During Samsung's Unpacked event in Berlin, the Korean manufacturer took time off from a near constant stream of new product announcements to talk about a couple of already released devices. While no precise date was given, Samsung said that the Android 4.1 update will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 "very soon".

UPDATE: Interestingly, what Samsung didn't explicitly say is that the original Galaxy Note is also getting the 4.1 Jelly Bean update in the very near future. Still, the huge screen behind Samsung's JK Shin confirms that - the original Note on the right is pictured next to Jelly Bean, so it should be getting updated soon as well.

Android 4.1 is coming

Android 4.1 is coming "very soon" to a pair of new Samsung devices

Previously, there was speculation that the International variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III would be updated on Wednesday, although that never came to fruition. We've also seen some leaked Jelly Bean builds for the phone. While the latter by itself would normally be a reason for excitement, hearing Samsung say that the update is coming would only be topped by the actual arrival of the update itself.

Things might not be so clear cut for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II as the handset's name was absent from the discussion. The Samsung GALAXY Note likewise wasn't mentioned, although an image of the phablet did show up during a slide show about the Jelly Bean update which should allow you to put the device in the "will be updated to Android 4.1" pile.

source: Engadget

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:21 8

1. hung2900 (Posts: 779; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Jelly Bean on Note 2 is brilliant. *ucking quick and smooth transition effect.
I hope JB'll bring the similar effect to S3 and Note 10.1

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:56 4

16. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I am a galaxy s2 user still running GB. I will never buy samsung products

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:32 2

19. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


That is the spirit.
What is the point in all those new Android versions if only one of fifty users gets it?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:50 2

20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3947; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The point is, blame Samsung. It's their fault. It also has to do with the carrier, but mainly it's Samsung. If you want updates, get a Nexus. Never trust a non-Nexus device to get timely updates.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:02 1

22. frydaexiii (Posts: 1214; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


How can your S2 still be running GB unless you opted not to upgrade? If I'm not wrong all Galaxy S2s have been upped to ICS.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:11 1

23. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


no they have not.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:28 1

24. frydaexiii (Posts: 1214; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Which model? Which American variant? The international version has been upgraded and has almost completed rolling out everywhere. Either that or you're in a far off country that Samsung forgot about.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:42

26. wendygarett (unregistered)


Some model is using the tegra 2 chip instead of exynos... That version has no updates...

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:46 2

28. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Wendy : that's a galaxy r

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:57

31. frydaexiii (Posts: 1214; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, what IamYourFather said, that's a budget Galaxy S2 the Galaxy R and is a totally different model altogether.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 20:32

38. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


no version has the tegra 2..

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:42

27. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


4.0.3 on my dad's Asian galaxy s2 .
Asian one have TI Omap CPU vs exynos on the European one

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 20:23

36. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


You know USA isnt the center of the world, there are other versions in other countries too...ignorance...
And ya, Canada is a very far off country. Also all SIM free versions will be the last to get it.
Pretty sure the verizon version doesnt have ICS either.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:52

32. mad5870 (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I have a epic 4g touch (sprint variant) and I'm running the official relase of fh13 wich is android 4.0.4 so the update is out and can be updated via kies.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 20:24

37. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


So..does that mean every version has it?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:41

25. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Quick and smooth transitin effects ? Erm droid razr ?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:35

29. dickwyn (Posts: 585; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Galaxy Note Confirmed Getting The Jellybean Update. Official Statement From Samsunghttp://megapowertech.blogspot.com/2012/08/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-galaxy-note-and.html

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 05:29

39. jakson0100 (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I just got my Galaxy S3 on Verizon last month..Im hearing JB on S3 by the end of the August Finally i got the news update
http://www.careace.net/2012/08/29/samsung-saysgalaxy-s-iii-and-note-10-1-to-be-receive-android-4-1-jelly-bean-update-very-soon/

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:24

2. KickRocks (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Lets hope we see jb on the us versions of the s3 before years end. That would make me happy :)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:26 1

3. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


and to the verizon galaxy nexus???

this phone is pure snake oil. all sizzle, no steak.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:29 1

5. bantheiphonedotcom (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


You are going to love JB.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:29 1

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Cant wait to pick up my note 2

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:55 1

7. twens (Posts: 555; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Finally my dream fon. Cant wait,yummy!!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:19 1

8. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


GS3 with JB will be awesome. It will be faster than any phone out there.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:15 1

10. Cerberusa2a (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 May 2012)


I creamed myself when JB came out for the Asus tf300...I might just explode when it comes to the galaxy s3. Can't wait!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:55 2

12. e.wvu (unregistered)


This must be the reason why I received a malfunctioned iPhone 4S yesterday. Just returned it and will be getting a GSIII in return. Can't believe I bought an iPhone! Lol.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:25 1

13. guamzson (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


@E.wvu... dont worry i did the same thing... you will love it make sure you get the tech-tiles too research them if you dont know what they are but they will make you happy you have nfc on your phone... also the new pop up play on the phone is the main reason why i got it...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:21

18. e.wvu (unregistered)


Great to hear! I was going to order the SII at first, but for some idiotic reason I decided to order the 4S. Should've listened to my first instincts. But sounds like some great features!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:47 1

15. xtian1103 (Posts: 355; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


very soon= translation, few months

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:00

17. henrickrw (Posts: 403; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Just flas westcrips resurrection remix on your gs2 and you will have jelly bean.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:52

21. devonblue4u (Posts: 40; Member since: 12 Apr 2011)


I've got 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on all 4 of my 'Droids
SGH-I717 Galaxy Note LTE(ParanoidAdroid), GT-N7000 Note GSM(ParanoidAdroid), Asus TF-101 Transformer (RaymanFX) and an original GT-I9000M Galaxy (RemICS-JB). If I had to wait for Samsung, I'd be real grumpy by now.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:07

30. kayeeman (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Buy Samsung ! But only Nexus

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:42

33. jbjr43 (Posts: 48; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


I wonder how long the VZW SGS3 owners are gonna have to wait after the initial release. My guess is 2-3 months.

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