Jelly Bean coming to Samsung Galaxy Beam?

Jelly Bean coming to Samsung Galaxy Beam?
You might remember the Samsung Galaxy Beam. This is the Android handset that includes a built in pico projector that allows you to project images from your phone onto as large as a 50 inch screen. By the time the device was launched in the U.S., it had already hit the market in a few countries, including the U.K. The Samsung Galaxy Beam was released with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread installed and seemed destined to remain with that OS build for evermore.

But on Monday, a published report said that the model was being tested ahead of an update to Android 4.1.2. Yes, that's right. This phone with the built in projector is too cool for school, so it apparently is being skipped ahead to Jelly Bean without even spending a day powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Those who have tested the firmware update say that the phone runs smoother than ever and battery life is extended.

The report has the update occurring at the end of this month (we are now in July in case you've forgotten) and will bring the responsiveness of Project Butter, the information you need when you need it with Google Now, and the time saving actionable notifications. 

source: MyDrivers (translated) via UnwiredView

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Galaxy Beam
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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7 Comments

1. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

this is praise worthy. jelly bean for a phone that has not reportedly sold much. samsung's recent record in software updates has been surprisingly good

2. amancarlos

Posts: 42; Member since: May 09, 2012

actually, the model was slated for jelly bean update, a long time ago. but never came. imo, the galaxy beam doesn't lag at all on GB (dunno how that's possible, but i guess its the dual-core novathor should be appreciated here). one can only imagine how good the phone will become after JB update.

3. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

10 Months later and still no official update

4. jlendario

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 08, 2014

Any news about the upgrade?? Almost an year later and nothing....

5. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Nope. But the beta update is working without lag for me. Check out videos of Allabouthegalaxybeam and I will try to explain how to reduce lag in my youtube page Beam+ (in a few weeks)...

6. jlendario

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 08, 2014

Cool... I will try! I need first to root my device... but, I found everything I need in this youtube channel you told me. Tks!

7. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Root it after you do the JB update, or else you'll have to unroot before doing the update and do it again.

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