Samsung plans to roll out Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to the Galaxy Note and its blockbuster cousin the Galaxy S2 during the last quarter of the year, giving owners something to look forward to as the cold, British evenings begin to draw in.
Shadowy insiders cited by Sam Mobile claim that the Note is certain to get the latest version of Android some time after the start of October. The picture with the Galaxy S2 isn’t as clear-cut, however. Although tests of the new OS are ‘going well’ and Samsung reportedly intends to make it available, there is still a chance that it might not happen.
According to our men on the inside, though, even in the event that Samsung does decide that it isn’t apt to update the S2, owners “get a value pack update”. That means that at the very least, they’d get a selection of Jelly Bean’s features, but not the full monty.
Both mooted release dates for the update apply to unlocked versions of the Note and S2. Anyone who bought their handset on a monthly contract will have to sit tight until their carrier completes its own tests to ensure Android 4.1 works with proprietary services.
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