The release of Google’s new Jelly Bean is highly anticipated among non-Galaxy Nexus users, especially the Galaxy S2 ones since they would probably not get the royal treatment like users of the current Sammy flagship smartphone Galaxy S3.
However, sources at Sammobile have updated the status regarding what Samsung’s progress over the matter is which gives hope to good old Galaxy S2 and first gen Note users. Starting from the current flagship devices, following is what sources indicate.
According to the publication, testing process for Jelly Bean port to S3 has passed and the company is now working on a public Jelly Bean build version. Samsung is also reportedly waiting for “the agreement of Google” before releasing it.
Release : End of Q3/2012 to Early Q4/2012
For Galaxy S2, Jelly Bean’s initial port tests are looking fine. However, this quote is a bit disturbing:
If Samsung decides at the last moment not to update the Galaxy S II, all Galaxy S II owners will get a value pack update. But so far there is no reason not to update the Galaxy S II to Android 4.1.
I truly believe that Samsung would never forget Galaxy S2 users as it would send a wrong message to its customers and would ruin Sammy’s reputation regarding its device’s life -span.
Release: Q4 2012.
Similar progress as with Galaxy S2.
Galaxy Note 2
With the hybrid set to launch on 29th August, just ahead of IFA 2012, the device is reported to come most probably with ICS on board.
Release : Like the Galaxy S3, Sammy would hurry up the developing progress, resulting in a release date of Early Q4/2012.
We’ll comeback with more updates as soon as we learn more regarding the situation but one thins is clear, considering how Galaxy S2 and first-gen Note are powerful in terms of specs, this flexibility would indeed result in getting them a edge towards Jelly Bean update.