Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 10.1 Jelly Bean updates due "very soon"Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Samsung took the wraps off of a number of different devices at its Mobile Unpacked show earlier today, including the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Camera, ATIV S and ATIV Tab. Engadget notes that there was some good news included for owners of some currently-available Galaxy devices, as well, as Samsung confirmed that Jelly Bean updates for certain devices are getting near. The company said during its keynote that the Android 4.1 updates for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 10.1 will be landing "very soon." As you can see above, the original Galaxy Note was included in the slide announcing the news, but Samsung didn't specifically mention the Note in its statement.
We've already seen the Jelly Bean update for the international Galaxy S III get shown off on video and leak out online, so we know that Samsung has been hard at work on the update. Still, it's good to hear that the official update is coming soon for folks that've decided to refrain from installing leaks. It's also worth mentioning that the international Galaxy S III will likely be the first version to taste of Jelly Bean, so the U.S. carrier-branded models will probably be waiting a tad longer than the "very soon" timeframe mentioned by Samsung today. Once we get a more concrete Jelly Bean release window for any of the aforementioned devices, you can bet that you'll be the first ones we tell. Stay tuned!