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 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
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  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.6
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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