Despite getting to as slow of a start as pretty much anyone else, Samsung seems to at least want to speed up its Jelly Bean updating process. The latest and greatest Android version is being rolled out to the international Galaxy S3 as we speak, but an additional 15 Sammy phones and tablets will be getting the same update at some point.
This is the first time we’re hearing something official on the exact number and models of Samsung gadgets to take the software leap to Android 4.1. And while no exact dates have been announced, we have reasons to be optimistic.
(Un)surprisingly, the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not on the updating list, so it is now confirmed as stuck forever with Ice Cream Sandwich. The 10-incher got ICS at around the same time as the Tab 2 10.1 and Tab 7.0 Plus, but it is a one and a half year old gadget, so we should probably understand why Sammy is not keen on investing extra time and money in it.
Then again, there are several mid-range phones on Samsung’s update list, including a couple of aging ones, so the Tab 10.1’s missing support might not be taken in too kindly by some. But if that’s the case, you should not sweat it too much, as the unofficial JB-based ROMs have already started flowing.
Here is the full list of Samsung phones and tablets to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates:
Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Galaxy Note 10.1
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Galaxy S Advance
Galaxy S2 LTE
Galaxy Ace 2
Galaxy Ace Plus
Galaxy Mini 2
Galaxy S DUOS
Who’s happy about the list and who’s not? Any major device left out besides the Galaxy Tab 10.1? Would you have preferred Samsung to have come out with some dates instead of such a vague schedule?