There is always a customer frenzy surrounding the release of a mobile OS with people always anxious to know if and when can the firmware can get an update.
The case, in this regard, for Ice Cream Sandwich or version 4.0 was pretty shambolic with many having to wait for as long as a year before finally seeing the OTA. Google has said, however, the update process for Jelly Bean update is going to be considerably faster.
The ASUS Nexus 7 tablet was the first one to see the Jelly Bean standard. Android has often been criticized for having a rough experience and for being jolty and laggy. As compared to this, the Cupertino counterpart or the iOS has been very popular for being clean and smooth from its very outset.
With Google declaring an all-out war, through Project Butter, on lagging; things have changed considerably but Jelly Bean is by no means a perfection. But it definitely brings a seamless experience that Android users have been anticipating for long.
The reviews on the same have stirred expectations on the older devices getting an update, or as being tagged “the sugar coated fix”. It is now almost certain that Galaxy S2, the old favorite, will be getting a 4.1 Jelly Bean Update. With its dual core processor, the device is by no means incompetent for the latest OS and with millions of S2 users around the globe, the decision makes prudent sense.
Also, high on anxiety is the update of Galaxy Note to Jelly Bean. If the industry consensus is to be believed, then S3 is likely to see the update first which will be followed by both S2 and the NOTE. For the S2 and Note users, an OTA is expected within the next couple of months. The tests that are being done by Samsung have given positive results and a public KIES release is excepted somewhere in September-October, according to the sources. The tests have gone smoother than anticipated given the fact that the testing cycle for the S2 began only a few weeks back.
Something official on this matter could be expected at an Unpacked event in Berlin by Samsung on August 29. Samsung, for now, is keeping the matters in the closet but users are already becoming excited on the prospect of the same.