24
Sep
ux-things-i-hate-about-android

Following the initial rollout of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to Galaxy S III phones in Poland this morning, Samsung has announced that the update will be coming to 15 more devices in other markets "soon."

This latest software update will bring Google Now to a wide range of models and see the frame rate of the entire OS increased thanks to Project Butter.

The devices due to be updated to Jelly Bean are:

  • Galaxy Tab 2.7.0
  • Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Galaxy S II
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
  • Galaxy S Advance
  • Galaxy S II LTE
  • Galaxy Music
  • Galaxy Chat
  • Galaxy Ace 2
  • Galaxy Beam
  • Galaxy Ace Plus
  • Galaxy Mini II
  • Galaxy S Duos

Although a device called the Galaxy Music is listed here, we aren't entirely sure what it is just yet. It's possible that it could be a new device that's yet to be released, but it seems strange that Samsung would announce it like this, and it doesn't make sense to give a timeline for an update to a phone (presumably) that no one has seen yet. It's possible that it refers to the Galaxy Player, but we haven't been able to confirm this.

As with all software updates, Jelly Bean will arrive in different countries at different times, due to international carrier restrictions. However, it's clear that Samsung is trying to proceed as quickly as possible by listing all of these devices ahead of release, so hopefully they will arrive sooner rather than later.

Source: TechCrunch

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • Himmat Singh

    Where's the sense? Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets it but the Tab 2 10.1 doesn't?

    • http://twitter.com/KickingLettuce Kicking Lettuce

      I bet it was a typo. "The Galaxy Tab 2. 7.0 and 10.1" -- saving keystrokes.

      • Himmat Singh

        Then again, it may be true because the Tab 10.1 2 is underpowered compared to the original.
        Subject: [androidpolice] Re: Samsung Announces That Jelly Bean Is Coming To 15 More Devices " Soon," Including The 'Galaxy Music'

        • Tyler Chappell

          It is? How so? I thought the Tab 2 10.1 was slightly more powerful even if the cpu was still a 1Ghz dual-core. Oh well, with as long as it took them to release ICS for the Tab 10.1, MONTHS behind other manufacturers such as Asus and even Acer, I don't expect their promises to be worth anything.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

        Indeed it was a typo. Should've read "Galaxy Tab 2 10.1." Just fixed it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/H0raceWimp Iain Montgomery

          Not just a typo. Since I'm a long-standing user of a 10.1 which won't be getting JB, I will be looking to move away from all my Samsung devices. And with Windows 8 now out, I can think about leaving Android too. Well done Samsung.

        • Mikael Guggenheim

          They could have updated the P7500/P7510 as well.

    • John O’Connor

      This is a list of 15 MORE devices slated for JB. Does anyone have a complete list of Samsung's Jelly Bean deployment?

  • John

    wth. I haven't heard of half those devices.

    • fixxmyhead

      ur obviously not reading enough AP then. ive seen all these mentioned on here except the galaxy chat and music

      • John

        I do more than you know. I usually skip over a lot of Samsung devices, which is probably why. Ace, Beam, Chat, Music are more to what I was referring to.

        • fixxmyhead

          yea i know i see u all over the other blogs but 4 is not really 'half' -_-

          i usually skip the crappy devices too but i always remember them cuz there mentioned in the headlines. weird cuz im a screw up at work and always forget things ( used to smoke alot of pot) but i always remember things like android and paying rent and all my bills on time

          • John

            haha. yeah same here man. except, i don't usually screw up at work ;)

    • fixxmyhead

      lol

  • Dan

    "
    Galaxy S II LTE" is that the skyrocket?

    • jammer

      That's what I'm hoping

    • fixxmyhead

      no thats the korean version one

  • http://profiles.google.com/adam.powell86 Adam Powell

    Does anyone know if the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Special Edition that was given out at Google I/O last year will get the update as well...

  • John O’Connor

    GSM only??

  • Matthew Fry

    And where does the Galaxy Player 5 get left? On Gingerbread.

  • Delroy Dennie

    unless the galaxy music is the galaxy player

  • Palmer Nyako

    I'll be pretty angry if the Sprint SGS2 doesn't receive Jelly Bean even though we're under the 18 month support pledge.
    Hopefully Samsung doesn't botch the update this time.

  • Dan

    There is NO WAY they're bothering to update the Galaxy Players.

    Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please let me be wrong.

    But they won't. :(

  • http://about.me/BenRogersWPG Ben Rogers

    Awesome Awesome Awesome news. Hopefully the Galaxy Note port over of Jellybean fixes some of the problems with ICS. Since I made the ICS jump on my Note, I have been experiencing many software resets, force closes on random apps, slow and skippy scrolling, strange app activity when trying to uninstall apps, and finally (and quite possibly the worst bug) the CONSTANT hovering around 90% RAM usage at any given time. Please fix these Samsung!

  • Freak4Dell

    We'll see if they actually come through, but it's cool that they're announcing it. I've been running CM10 on my GT+, which is already pretty stable, but the update and source code would probably help it to be even more so.

  • L boogie

    did samsung overlooked the 7.7 tablet entirely? i have the lte version and was wondering if this little gem has been abadoned

  • squash

    Just got JB on my Verizon SII

  • Diego

    We keep on waiting for the ace 2 update, any news?

  • MostlyHarmless

    Not relevant to the story, perhaps, but I can't help noticing the row of icons just above the 'you might also like these' section above....all sunk to half their height into the background, with 'Share and enjoy!' scribbled in. So I find myself wondering: which is the local dialect wherein the resulting images translate to 'Go stick your head in a pig'?

  • ug

    I do have a Galaxy Music :) It is already out since Q4 2012 :)

  • ug
  • idk

    You guys should please please please im beggin you to update the galaxy player 5.0 just update it to something dosent have to be jellybean

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