The mobile manufacturers have started to roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the source code is available. The very first company to confirm Jelly Bean is HTC as its devices – HTC One X, One S, and One XL will be updated to Jelly Bean. HTC has not made known the timing, further plan and whether other phones will get the update. Well, there is news about the Jelly Bean update for Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi tablets too. Samsung also reported that its Galaxy S III smartphone is likely to get the update sometime in August or September. Samsung’s Galaxy S II device has cleared the Jelly Bean test but there is no confirmation yet.
As a matter of fact, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is unveiled with the Jelly Bean OS while the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first phone to get the Jelly Bean update and the next would be Nexus S and Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi tablet as Google’s lead devices. Update for the Sprint Nexus S and the Verizon Motorola Xoom are not confirmed. Google desires to develop a “platform development kit” and this grant month ago preview versions of its upcoming platforms not unveiled to open source. No clue of the makers who received the beta PDK for Android 4.1.1.
At the same time, many makers are on the verge of granting the Ice Cream Sandwich update on to various phones and tablets. Google reports said that hardly 11% of the devices having access to Google Play for the past two weeks run Ice Cream Sandwich OS or higher versions. Before, the phone manufacturers and wireless carriers bring the update, the hacker community is likely to have an update for you. A preview version of CyanogenMod 10 with Android 4.1.1 for the Galaxy S III smartphone has been released by the developers team of CyanogenMod.
There is no official news as to when Galaxy S III will be updated with Jelly Bean but expectations are for September. For a early drive, you can root your device and flash new ROMs if you have no problems jumping into the pool of broken features and general instability.
The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS is the fastest and the smoothest with improved user interface and features expandable and actionable notifications. Personalization of home screen with Widgets is easier and accompanies accurate and relevant dictionaries along with keyboard. Its Improved Text-to-Speech facilitates advanced voice typing and works with no data connection.