Ten days ago a report surfaced claiming that Samsung was still unsure if it would update the Galaxy S II and the original Galaxy Note to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is now the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. There were ongoing tests, that were supposed to tell the Korean company if it should bother.
The good news is that these updates have now been ‘confirmed’, so to speak. Though not by Samsung itself, sadly, but some ‘insiders’ who spoke to SamMobile and said as much.
The Galaxy S II should get its taste of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean in September or October. Unfortunately, there’s no time frame to speak of for the Galaxy Note just yet, but there’s probably no reason why it shouldn’t get the new bits before the end of the year.
The first non-Nexus Samsung phone to get JB is widely believed to be the Galaxy S III, which could see its software update released towards the end of this month (for an announcement on August 29). And now it looks like the company is planning to keep all of its high-end devices released in the past year or so current on the software front.