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

The un-official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade list - is your device on it?
We have seen plenty of news about all the goodness of Google’s latest mobile operating system effort. Very often, we catch promises from manufacturers about upgrades to legacy hardware. Much of the time, the upgrades arrive, kind of late. Other times, the updates never happen at all.

Well, we are not passing along any new promises, but the folks at Computerworld have established a rather comprehensive list of devices that should get the update, might get the update, those that probably will not get the update and devices that definitely will not get Jelly Bean.

Before you read down some of the highlights of the list, you should know that devices not listed does not equate to no update. After all, we have seen where updates to some older devices was promised, but retracted or never delivered.  It is understandable if some manufacturers are a little gun shy over the issue. Even “shoe-in” devices like the Galaxy Nexus line have not been fully updated yet, and they are at the top of the list.

Devices that have received Jelly Bean:
  • Asus Transformer Pad TF300
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Motorola Xoom (except the Verizon LTE version, pending)
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus (except the Verizon version so far, said to be in testing)
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus S

Devices expected to be upgraded to Jelly Bean:
  • HTC One X, One S, One XL
  • Motorola Droid RAZR HD, RAZR HD MAXX, RAZR M
  • Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy S III
  • Sony Xperia T, Xperia V, Xperia Tablet S

Devices not expected to upgrade to Jelly Bean:
  • Casio G’z’One Commando
  • HTC Aria, Desire, Desire S, Desire Z, Droid Incredible, EVO 4G, Legend, Magic, Merge, MyTouch 3G/Slide/4G, Rhyme, Wildfire
  • LG Ally, Apex, Optimus One, Phoenix, Revolution, Thrill 4G
  • Motorola Backflip, Bravo, Cliq, Cliq 2, Defy, Droid (OG), Droid 2, Droid X, Flipside, Milestone
  • Samsung Continuum, Droid Charge, Galaxy Axe, Galaxy Apollo, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Mini

Devices definitely not getting Jelly Bean (none of these will surprise anyone):
  • HTC ChaCha, Desire HD, Eris, Explorer, Flyer, G1, Hero, Nexus One
  • Motorola Charm, Cliq XT, Defy Mini, Devour, Droid X2, Droid 3, Fire, Flipout,
  • Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab 7-inch, Moment
  • Sony Xperia Play, Xperia X10

If you do not see your device listed, again, do not take it as gospel.  For example, the Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX are not technically on the list and neither one is even a year old yet.  Anything is possible though and that is why to their credit, Motorola is offering some incentive to those that miss out.  However, you may be interested in checking out the list via the source link below.

source: Computerworld



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?

5. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

7. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

no mention of note II in the first list?

25. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

34. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

"Devices that have received Jelly Bean" surely note II falls in this category

36. nyuhsuk

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 28, 2009

The phone isn't released yet.

38. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

39. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

43. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 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

28. prakesh

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

iphone 5 need JB lols

40. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

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

2. pinball00

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

htc 1 x kool

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

Where is the galaxy s2 ???

35. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

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

52. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

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

4. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

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

6. Leo_MC

Posts: 7190; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

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

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

16. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

22. Leo_MC

Posts: 7190; Member since: Dec 02, 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?!.

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

31. Leo_MC

Posts: 7190; Member since: Dec 02, 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.

33. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

49. Leo_MC

Posts: 7190; Member since: Dec 02, 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.

50. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

54. Leo_MC

Posts: 7190; Member since: Dec 02, 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.

9. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Please don't, we will miss you too much

10. azri05 unregistered

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

12. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 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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