By Stuart Miles | Pocket-lint –
Google has announced the launch of the latest version of Android: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, in San Francisco as part of the Google I/O event on Wednesday.
That’s all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android smartphone? Will the smartphone in your hands be getting an upgrade to enjoy some of the new features such as Google Now or the new camera app?
Google has stated the aim is to get the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Xoom running Android 4.1 in mid-July 2012. It will release the Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean SDK to manufacturers at the same time meaning companies like Sony Mobile, HTC and others, can begin porting the new mobile operating system to their own devices.
UPDATE 11 July: Google has started to roll-out Jelly Bean OTA to the Galaxy Nexus with the HSPA+ model getting it first. The rest of the Galaxy Nexus handsets, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom tablets will soon follow. Naturally, the Google Nexus 7 will sport Jelly Bean from the box on its launch later in July.
UPDATE 20 July: Google has stated the following via the @GoogleNexus Twitter account:
UPDATE: 28 July: Google has stated the following via the @Android Twitter account:
“We’ve started rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi tablets. Enjoy the tasty update!”Samsung on Jelly Bean
Samsung users using the Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S will get an over the air update in mid-July. Exact details have yet to be confirmed. Samsung has yet to confirm whether other devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III will be getting Jelly Bean. We’ve contacted Samsung and are awaiting its comment as to its update schedule.
UPDATE 28 June: Samsung has issued Pocket-lint the following statement:
“In the case that a new version of an Android operating system is publicly announced and released, Samsung will review the possibility of implementation to existing Samsung products with the Android operating system (“Update”). Such a review will be based on various factors including, the overall effect of the update to Samsung products, the system requirements, the structural limitations, and the level of cooperation from the component suppliers and the software licensors. If Samsung decides to make the update available to the users it will be released upon successful completion of development.
UPDATE 29 June: Samsung Mobile US has issued a separate statement that cross checks the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note:
“Samsung 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 handheld device.
UPDATE 24 July: Though there is no confirmation from Samsung themselves, speculation is mounting that not only will the Samsung Galaxy S III receive an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, but so will it’s predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S II.
UPDATE 7 August: Further speculation that both the Samsung Galaxy S III and its predecessor the Galaxy S II will be getting a Jelly Bean update. However, that is not all, with speculation mounting that the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy Note will also receive the update. Should Samsung encounter any problems with either handset then customers will receive a “value pack” that provides some of the features found on Jelly Bean.
We’re still waiting for confirmation as to whether the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be rolled out with Jelly Bean when it’s unveiled on 29 August, but if not at launch anticipate an update in the following months.
UPDATE 17 August: The 29 August is being touted as a possible arrival date for Jelly Bean on the Samsung Galaxy S III after a video demoing the OS appeared online. No official word from Samsung yet.
Motorola Xoom users will also be getting Jelly Bean in mid-July. No exact details on when the over the air update will be out however, or whether the update will also come to the Motorola Xoom II. Motorola has yet to confirm if other devices like the Motorola RAZR will be getting the Jelly Bean update.
UPDATE 20/07/12: HTC has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the HTC One X, One S and One XL will all be receiving an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean though they were unable to state when.
UPDATE 10/08/12: We’re still waiting for an upgrade to Jelly Bean for the HTC One X and it would appear we will be waiting a tiny longer after HTC rolled out a ‘minor’ update to Android 4.0.4.
Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be available on the newly announced Google Nexus 7. It will be available in mid-July.
UPDATE 28/06/12: We asked an Asus spokesperson for the details of Asus Jelly Bean update plans and got the following response: “No comment. But you know our record for being first with Honeycomb, with Ice Cream Sandwich and our urge to bring the ideal to our users.
UPDATE 29/07/12: Asus has confirmed that the Asus Transformed Pad, Asus Transformer Pad Prime and Asus Transformer Pad Infinity will also be receiving the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
However, though they have stated they are looking into making it available on other devices, they have so far been unable to confirm what these might be.
Sony Mobile and Sony Ericsson on Jelly Bean
We’ve asked Sony Mobile (Sony Ericsson) for a comment on when and if it will be bringing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its Xperia series. Sony Ericsson should be able to get the SDK as part of the developer preview from today, even though will not get the final version until mid-July, so do not anticipate it to be any time soon.
UPDATE 30 July: Sony has confirmed via its Facebook that the Xperia Arc S will not be getting Android 4.0 Jelly Bean.
“Hi Dani, unfortunately Arc S will not be getting the Jelly Bean updated but we are always developing new phones and making sure they get the latest updates.
Sony UK also confirmed that neither will the Xperia Mini Pro:
“Unfortunately the Xperia Mini Pro will not be getting Jelly Bean Are you interested in any of the current Xperia range?”The comments came via a Q&A session with UK product manager John Cooper on Facebook.
LG has told Pocket-lint: “We’ll definitely be looking at Android 4.1 when it’s ready. But right now, our primary focus is still on getting ICS rolled out.
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