HTC and Samsung issue statements regarding Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates


HTC and Samsung have both commented on the recent Android 4.1 Jelly Bean launch by Google at Google I/O 2012. The smartphone giants have both said that they will be bringing the update to a variety of devices. Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S will be the first to get the update and will run Google‘s official stock version of the Jelly Bean 4.1 without TouchWiz. The devices will get the update sometime in the middle of July. Motorola Xoom will also get updated along with the Nexus devices. HTC One series and the Samsung Note, Galaxy SIII and the due to be launched Galaxy Note 2 will certainly be receiving the update but there are some doubts over the Galaxy SII receiving the JB OS.

HTC‘s statement on the Android Jelly Bean 4.1:

“We are excited about Android Jelly Bean and are planning to support it across a variety of our devices.  We are reviewing the software to determine our upgrade plans and schedule, so please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade plans.”

Samsung’s statement on the Android Jelly Bean 4.1:

“Samsung will soon announce which additional devices are eligible for the Jelly Bean update. As the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung leads the Android community with best-in-class devices like the Galaxy S III, and is creating new device categories with products like the Galaxy Note. Samsung has delivered the most Nexus-branded lead OS devices and we are pleased that Google will be bringing Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S customers the first experiences of Jelly Bean on a handheld device.”


Source PhoneDog (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean walkthrough courtesy of PhoneDog)