There will certainly be a number of our readers that hurried to the stores to grab Samsung’s hottest handset, the Samsung Galaxy S3, and now wonder why it won’t be one of the first to receive the Android 4.1 upgrade. If the older Galaxy S2 gets the Jelly Bean update before S3 then this could also cause ill feeling, which we’re hearing both the Galaxy S2 and G3 are in the Android 4.1 testing stage. The Nexus 7 is the first device to receive the new features found in the latest software.
Google already confirmed the Nexus smartphones would be first to upgrade to Jelly Bean, and the hunger for this Jelly Bean update had been seen in frustration with Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, which can be read in our earlier article and includes dozens of comments voicing first-hand disappointment with Verizon. The Nexus S update saw a simpler rollout but some impatient users had a few things to say during the wait, and we’ve seen a number of Android owners give CyanogenMod a try after getting annoyed with waiting.
Over the last few days Samsung has been testing Jelly Bean for Galaxy S2 and S3, but it’s not clear what the release date will be for either device. Considering Samsung is “almost ready” to release the Android 4.1 update to these devices, the launch month is looking like August but the rollout could slip to September. It will be interesting to see how the Galaxy S2 handles the new software, and we’re sure Samsung would want to get it right for the varieties in consumer hands.
What device do you want Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on? Keep connected to PR as we keep you updated on the rollout. We have included an 8-minute video hands-on below, which features the Nexus S running Jelly Bean and gives you an idea of how well it runs on that device.