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Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.1 update rumored to occur in Q3

August 6, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Samsung


After Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was announced during Google I/O in June, one question lingered in the thoughts of Samsung Galaxy device owners: when would my device get Android 4.1? Fortunately, we have some new information regarding the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Note II. At this point in time, the information is simply a rumor, but SamMobile claims its tipster has genuine information.

To begin, the testing for the Galaxy S III has gone the best since it is the newest device on the market with excellent hardware.  A public test version is reportedly ready to go, but awaits Google approval before it can be pushed to carriers.  The Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III is rumored to begin in late Q3 spilling into Q4.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is still a great phone and represents an affordable smartphone option on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.  With most of those devices only recently receiving Android 4.0, many are left wondering whether their device would live to see another software upgrade.  Fortunately, the Jelly Bean testing for the Galaxy S II has reportedly gone well.  There is a chance Samsung will forgo the update and provide a value pack of apps, but there is no reason to suspect this is the case.  The rumored time frame is Q4 for the Galaxy S II.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is performing well with the test build of Android 4.1 and is in the same boat as the Galaxy S II in terms of receiving Android 4.1.

The Galaxy Note II, expected to debut at Samsung’s Unpacked event later this month, is reportedly going to launch with ICS at this time, but could instead launch with Android 4.1.  However, if it launches with ICS, Samsung will update it to Android 4.1 in Q4, since it definitely will be able to handle Jelly Bean.

If we hear any official word from Samsung, we will keep you updated!  Feel free to let us know in the comment if you own a Samsung Galaxy device and if you are excited for the prospect of Jelly Bean.