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The un-official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade list - is your device on it?

0. phoneArena 21 Sep 2012, 03:20 posted on

There are no new promises in this list, but it may offer some insight about where your hardware stands in the upgrade scheme of things...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:30 1

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Phonearena (or computerworld) I'm kinda disagree what you say on the list "Devices definitely not getting Jelly Bean" do you 100% sure they don't PA?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:37 10

5. Maxwell.R (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Like we said, it is certainly not an iron clad list. Some devices are missing and others may not make sense. Generally, the demarcation point seems to be roughly where devices upgraded to 2.3 Gingerbread (or earlier) and those that started at Gingerbread. In an ecosystem as big as Android, nothing is certain.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:56 4

7. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


no mention of note II in the first list?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 05:10 4

25. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


The Note 2 already has Jelly Bean. Or did you miss that the hundreds of times it's already been mentioned???

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 06:41 1

34. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


"Devices that have received Jelly Bean"

surely note II falls in this category

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:01

36. nyuhsuk (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


The phone isn't released yet.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:11 1

38. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Read the title of the article, man. "The un-official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean UPGRADE list". I highlighted the important word for you there. UPGRADE. The Note 2 will ship natively will Jelly Bean, therefore it doesn't have to be upgraded. Don't be so daft.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:25 1

39. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


so did the nexus 7. so why is it on the list?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 10:05 1

43. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Mistake? And, like the previous post said, the Note 2 hasn't been released yet.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 04:07

11. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Phonearena,, my galaxy tab 2 7" has official, jelly bean, I have the GT-P3100 model, , (with sim card) ,.. yup.... add that too the list

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 05:30 2

28. prakesh (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


iphone 5 need JB lols

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 08:03 2

40. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


^^^^^ hahahahah ^^^^^

Or at the very least, give them a working mapping system so they won't drive off a cliff...hahahah

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:32 2

2. pinball00 (Posts: 22; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


htc 1 x kool

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:34 9

3. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


Where is the galaxy s2 ???

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:01 2

35. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


Galaxy S II will get the update and it is official from Samsung Facebook

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 09:34

52. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


nothing about state-side SII was confirmed on Samsung FB tho. it may only be the International version. just saying

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:35 1

4. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 103; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


On my Motorola Bravo Jelly Bean is very unstable. And I've installed Gingerbread MIUI. This is the best ROM for my smartphone ever! Good interface and all stock apps. I don't need Android 4.1

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:48 2

6. Leo_MC (Posts: 1709; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I'm fed up with this.
I'm switching to either Apple or Nokia as soon as I will be able to.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 04:00 2

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Nexus, man... Nexus. It's the best way to go with Android. Guaranteed at LEAST 2 years of updates. If you're really that upset with the update list for Android, then do something about it and get a Nexus, rather than switching to a different platform and compromising your entire smartphone ecosystem.

I suggest the unlocked version straight from Google Play if you're on a GSM carrier, and maybe a CDMA carrier if you can deal with 3G. Or you can get a carrier locked version, but that may compromise one of the main points for buying a Nexus, the timely updates...

My point is, don't buy a non-Nexus device and expect your device to be supported for 5 years and get the updates immediately.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 04:38 1

16. bossmt_2 (Posts: 449; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


My beef with Google (and I'm not switching off Android anytime soon because of it) is that CDMA devices aren't considered developer devices, so while the Sprint and Verizon Nexus devices will keep getting updates (See Nexus S for sprint and Xoom for Verizon for best examples) they take longer because of them not being true Nexus devices. Then it goes through the manufacturers and especially the carriers. I'm seriously debating on switching carriers to T-Mobile since the area I live in gets great coverage from them, but my whole family is on Verizon and other areas I go don't have great coverage, but at least there I could get an unlocked Nexus device and just love it and get the updates as they're available.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 05:02

22. Leo_MC (Posts: 1709; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Sorry but I will never buy Samsung made phones because of their bad-bad-bad quality and cheap feeling; if it were to be a normal size Nexus (120-130 mm long) made by HTC - maybe, if not - I will switch.

Ecosystem?
I use Dropbox (+25 GB Skydrive)
I use an Exchange email
I use Facebook (well, I mostly use Twitter as social network)
I still need Flash (but I won't get it in JB either)
What will I be missing?!.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 05:23

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I know that feeling, I can't wait to get rid of my GS2 for the next Nexus. Hate Samsung for their Touchwiz and their plastic designs. Waiting on the confirmation of a HTC Nexus this year; if not then a Motorola Nexus, or even a Sony, will suffice. If you really take build quality and updates into importance, you should take the route I'm taking as well and sit back for the next Nexus. If you're disappointed, go on and switch.

However, another option is just to take your phone of choice, root it, and flash the latest Android version onto it. I personally don't like rooting, but it is an option. And as a lot of people will tell you, it's wrong to give up on Android when you haven't taken full advantage of the capabilities of the open source OS by rooting and making it to your liking. That's not exactly my standpoint, but eh.

If none of those options suit you, then go ahead and switch.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 05:56

31. Leo_MC (Posts: 1709; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


That's a point of view.
I'm not paying for warranty to be rooting the phone/installing a custom made os; I'm fine with those who have nothing better to do with their money but that's not me.
There's no rush for me to change the phone, I just comment about the road Android is taking, a road I don't like.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 06:14 2

33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This isn't Android's fault, it's the manufacturers' implementation of Android. This is a natural progression in every OS, it's just that the manufacturers have accelerated it. As more devices get released, the longer the waiting period for updates, and the less devices that are supported year after year. It's less prominent on other OSes because they don't release nearly as many devices as Android manufacturers do.

It's partially the carrier's fault as well. You shouldn't blame Android for your phone not being supported, it can't update itself. Blame the carriers and the manufacturers. I'm swearing off custom UIs and carrier locked devices for good now, unless one manufacturer decides to act like Google does with the Nexus, which Motorola is seeming to be working on.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:28

49. Leo_MC (Posts: 1709; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


It is only Google's fault.
It should have said: "oem, I give you Android for free but from the moment I release a new version to the time it has to reach the phones you have [let's say a resonable time] 1 month; if you're not complying, users gets stock Android straight from Google's servers and you - the oem - won't get the next update."
Google now has this power.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 06:00 1

50. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I don't think you fully understand the term open source. Yes, Google does have that power, but not only would the press bash Google for doing that, that would also go against the whole point of Android being open source.

Not only do OEMs have to worry about the latest version of Android, but they also need to implement their own UI as well as the next version of Android. Google shouldn't make Samsung take away Touchwiz from the GS2 just because they didn't get ICS out for it within a month (though I might appreciate that).

Google shouldn't take Sense away from the One X just because HTC hasn't released an official Jelly Bean update for it yet.

Also, you say if they don't they shouldn't get the next update. That's what goes against open source. Just because Samsung doesn't give the GS3 Jelly Bean in a timely manner, does that mean Google should take away Touchwiz from it and not give Samsung Android 4.2 (or 5.0)? No, that's just wrong and would only make the problem worse. Some people like Touchwiz, and if they can't have Touchwiz with the next version of Android, they're going to be upset.

Not only would your suggestion hurt Google by going against the entire purpose of open source, but it would also hurt the consumers that enjoy the custom skins and don't want to transition to stock Android. Business decisions aren't so easy now, are they?

Also, it's not only the OEMs fault. Carriers are the most notorious for blocking updates, and Google has tried to get the carriers to let them take care of the updates for the Nexus. Google told Verizon to let them push out the update, but Verizon said no. I don't know the exact details, but that's the gist of it.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 04:41

54. Leo_MC (Posts: 1709; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


All you have said is true in this day, I want to move forward.
Let's take Linux (which is Android in PC's world); the same day a kernel is released each and every Linux user can update to it, no matter what distro he uses; you don't have to change the UI, you don't have to wait for Canonical or Red Hat, you just take it, compile it and that's it; edit: and you dont loose your laptop warranty.

Android is not open source, is open for oems which is a different thing; open source is not like there are no rules to use it, there are rules and Google can make them a bit tight to please... that is going to sound like a shock for most readers... THE FINAL USER!!!
If I can't be free (and I repeat: Andorid is as closed as other mobile OSs), I might as well use something that updates regulary.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 04:00 4

9. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Please don't, we will miss you too much

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 04:03 3

10. azri05 (unregistered)


With custom ROM goodness. Every phone can have a taste of jelly bean. Happily ever after..

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 04:09 2

12. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


the desire hd really should have got ics because it's got the same specs as the desire s and incredible s which have received the update

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