Four Samsung tablets will upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

by Doug Drinkwater

September 25 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the successor to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the successor to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)

Samsung reveals that ten phones and four tablets will be upgraded to Jelly Bean, the latest iteration of Google’s Android mobile operating system.

The Galaxy S3 smartphone looks set to be the first Samsung device to move over to Android 4.1, although the Korean conglomerate has detailed that 14 devices in total will support Jelly Bean.

These models comprise four tablets; the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1, and smartphones including the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 LTE, Galaxy Beam and Galaxy Ace 2.

Samsung's original Galaxy Note 'phablet' will also move across to Jelly Bean, which already features on its successor -- the Galaxy Note 2.

Despite this news, Samsung is still to announce when these updates will go live.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean launched on Google’s Nexus 7 tablet in late June and today sits on 1.5% of Android devices, according to research from mobile ad network Chitika.

The update brings about the ability to unlock your phone or tablet using face recognition, a new notifications bar and Google’s Project Butter user interface. 

The new version of Android also offers resizable widgets and the Google Now app which essentially recommends content to you based on your preferences.

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