Android Jelly Bean is the latest version of Google's popular operating system. It brings several performance improvements for smartphones such as Project Butter, which aims to make the user interface smoother. It also comes with Google Now and updates to Android Beam functionality.
These announcements were made at the on-going IFA 2012 event, where Samsung also showcased its Galaxy Camera, which too runs on Android Jelly Bean. The other significant announcements that Samsung has made at this event so far is the launch of Galaxy Note successor, Galaxy Note II and the first smartphone running on Windows Phone 8 - Samsung ATIV S.
Samsung had introduced its Galaxy S III in May 2012 and this smartphone is a successor to its popular Galaxy S series. Samsung Galaxy Note is the first phablet device from this company, which was showcased at IFA last year. While the Galaxy Note 10.1 has been announced just last month. All these devices are currently running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
It is noteworthy, that earlier in August a copy of an official Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean build was leaked online. From that time there have been many speculations in regards to when Samsung will actually start rolling this update out. Though there are no specific dates announced yet this will at least put some speculations to rest.