The Galaxy S III may get its official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update from Samsung as the third quarter ends according to a new rumor.
This means that the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III may roll out to the device by end of September.
The rumor comes from SamMobile which says that the Samsung flagship smartphone may get the Jelly Bean update by “end of Q3 begin Q4”.
According to the site, Samsung has already finished examining the test Jelly Bean firmwares for the Galaxy S III and that “they are working on a public version of the first Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S III.”
What the South Korean tech giant is now waiting on the public version of the firmware and the “agreement of Google.”
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S II is said to also be getting a Jelly Bean update.
SamMobile says that “Samsung is still testing Android 4.1 for the Galaxy S II. The first tests are looking fine.”
According to the site, Samsung will rollout a Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S II because it is still selling quite well.
Those who doubt that the Galaxy S II, the predecessor of the Galaxy S III, will get an Android 4.1 update, the publication stresses that “so far there is no reason not to update the Galaxy S II to Android 4.1.”
However, if ever the past Samsung flagship is not updated to Jelly Bean, owners will reportedly get a “value pack update.”
As for the Samsung phablet which is the original Galaxy Tab, the publication says that its Jelly Bean update status is the same as for the Galaxy S II.
This means that Samsung has tested and is testing the Jelly Bean update for the original Galaxy Note and that these tests prove that the Galaxy Note can run Android 4.1.
However, the official confirmation from Samsung that the Galaxy Note will receive the update has not yet been released.
Meanwhile, the site isn’t sure whether the successor to the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note II, will have Android 4.0 or 4.1.
SamMobile writes: “The test software [for the Galaxy Note II] is currently based on Android 4.0. Our insider isn’t sure if Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Note II with Android 4.0 or Android 4.1. If Samsung decides to use Android 4.0 at launch, an update to the Galaxy Note will be available a couple of months after.”
Stay tuned for upcoming Jelly Bean update news.
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