Earlier today Samsung announced that its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, has begun receiving its Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update. While there are already some smartphones that operate on Android 4.1 such as the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung’s move to update the Galaxy S III truly marks the beginning for Android 4.1. It will soon be followed by more.
There a plethora of other Samsung devices that expected to make the transition to the new operating system. Besides the Galaxy Nexus (which already has version 4.1) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (which is just starting to receive the upgrade) Samsung has ten additional phones schedule to receive Android 4.1.
The full list includes: the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S Advance, and Galaxy S II LTE. Less well-known models are the Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Mini 2, and Galaxy S Duos.
Besides those phones, Samsung also announced that four tablets would be receiving the upgrade including; the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1.
Finally Samsung declared that it would also be brining Android 4.1 to the Galaxy Music. However, the company has yet to reveal any details as to what this mystery device could be, though its likely more details will be revealed as Samsung continues to release more Android 4.1 updates.
While Samsung has yet to announce any specific timetables for when owners of these devices can expect their upgrades, the S. Korean tech company did explain that the timing of these updates will vary depending on user’s locations and the wireless carriers offering the devices.