Samsung has reportedly begun testing an upgrade to Android Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3, a SamMobile tipster has reveals.
An ‘insider’ familiar with matters down at Seoul claims that an update to the latest 4.1 version of Google’s OS is being readied for the S3 and is due to be released sometime in August or September.
The source also reveals that there is a good chance Samsung will port Jelly Bean to the ageing, but still massively popular, Galaxy S2 if the rollout goes smoothly for the S3, he claims.
No other devices were mentioned – not even the Galaxy Note - to be in the running for an upgrade. However, we see no reason why it couldn’t eventually receive one since it boasts enough brawn and sales to warrant it.
Features the new OS refresh brings include Google Now, a Siri-style voice-guided assistant that gives you live updates on your queries, a range of UI and performance optimisations otherwise known as “Project Butter” and an enhanced notifications bar that displays live alerts and much, much more.
Check out our one-stop guide to learn more about Jelly Bean. We’ll let you know when we have exact release dates for the update. So stay tuned.
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