With the announcement of Jelly Bean at Google I/O, yet another anxious
waiting period has started for Android consumers. Most of the Android
phones and tablets are still waiting to get Ice Cream Sandwich update
and a new version has already been announced.
While most of the
manufacturers are still silent on their Android 4.1 update plans, HTC
and Samsung have released their initial comments on Jelly Bean upgrades.
However, both the companies haven't said anything concrete.
Samsung manufacturers two of the Nexus smartphones, which are set of get
the Jelly Bean in mid-July, the company is likely to have early access
to the Android 4.1 source code. This should result in faster updates
but considering the company's track record till now, we are not very
Here is the company's statement on Jelly Bean updates, as given to PocketNow:
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
HTC was similarly vague in its statement, but
we can at least expect One series of smartphones to get the update. Here
is company's full statement, as given to Android Central.
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."