We keep talking about Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean updates for some of the hottest Android devices in town, Samsung smartphones and tablets included, but we’re yet to see any roll out details for any of them.
In fact, even though it’s the weekend, the Galaxy S3 received not one, but two Jelly Bean pre-release firmware versions these days, dated September 7 and September 9. A few hours ago we concluded that Samsung is simply doing this in order to have ordinary users test Jelly Bean builds for various devices ahead of the official update – this seems to be the simplest explanation for the countless leaks – so we can’t but wonder where are the similar firmware versions for other popular Galaxy-branded devices.
That list includes the original Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S2, among other devices, which should, at least in theory, receive Android 4.1.1 upgrades.
Samsung did not mention when said updates will arrive. At the IFA 2012 Unpacked event, the company did say that the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 will be “soon” updated, but the images used during the presentation also included the Galaxy Note. Curiously enough though, the Galaxy S2 wasn’t referred to.
We didn’t think much of it at the time, but now, with each new Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean ROM that gets leaked we can’t but ask ourselves where the Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean leaks are.
Sure, you can install Jelly Bean-based custom ROMs on the Galaxy S2, and we have already shown you how to do it – not that we advise you to go down that way. But that’s not what all users will want to have running on their devices. And Samsung is not sharing any details about its Jelly Bean update schedule.