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.

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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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)
GALAXY Note 10.1
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / Other front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh



1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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

16. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

19. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

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

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

22. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

23. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

no they have not.

24. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

26. wendygarett unregistered

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

28. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Wendy : that's a galaxy r

31. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

38. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

no version has the tegra 2..

27. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

36. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 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.

32. mad5870

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

37. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

So..does that mean every version has it?

25. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Quick and smooth transitin effects ? Erm droid razr ?

29. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Galaxy Note Confirmed Getting The Jellybean Update. Official Statement From Samsung

39. jakson0100

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 19, 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

2. KickRocks

Posts: 279; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

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

3. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

and to the verizon galaxy nexus??? this phone is pure snake oil. all sizzle, no steak.

5. bantheiphonedotcom

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

You are going to love JB.

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Cant wait to pick up my note 2

7. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

8. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

10. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 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!

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.

13. guamzson

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 05, 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...

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!

15. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

very soon= translation, few months

17. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

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