Samsung Galaxy S II Left Behind, No Jelly Bean?
Android 4.1.1 a.k.a Jelly Bean was officially announced at Google I/O on June. This is mean that the OS has been available around for approximate three months. Although some big company has announce their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update plan, we haven’t seen any real OTA update released until now.
But if you’re happen to own Samsung devices like Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and Galaxy S III, you’re lucky. In recent weeks, there are some leaked version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for your handset spotted on the Internet. Off course some of them were not usable for daily usage, but this is a good indication that an official Jelly Bean update is on it’s way.
In fact, Samsung Galaxy S III not only receive one, but two leaked Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in recent days. Both of them were leaked on September 7th and September 9th. Not so long after that, Samsung tell us that they are currently run a serious test on all Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update planned to release in coming weeks. This is probably the main reason why we’ve seen plenty of leaks. But that makes me wonder, how come we are not receive any pre-release firmware for other Galaxy handsets?
I mean, just think about it. Handsets like Galaxy Note Galaxy S II are strong enough to run Jelly Bean, but we haven’t heard anything about Android 4.1 update for them. Not even a news or leaked firmware. When Samsung attend IFA 2012 at Berlin, they said that Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 10.1 will soon upgraded to Android 4.1. In the presentation images, we can also see a picture of Galaxy Note. But they remain silent about the fate of Galaxy S II.
So, is this mean that Samsung will left Galaxy S II behind? Well, some say that Samsung is currently build an Android 4.1 update for the handset, but that is not the priority right now. If everything goes well, we might be able to see the update released on the fourth quarter of this year. But that will only happen if we’re very lucky. Off course we can all use JB custom ROM instead, but that surely not an option for majority casual users out there.
What do you think about this guys?