It appears as though the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II Jelly Bean updates are still on track for a release date sometime during the fourth quarter of this year.
According to SamMobile, Samsung is in the midst of heavy testing for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates and as of right now, the updates are still on track for their rumored releases in Q4. Unfortunately, a specific release date is, as of yet, unknown.
Q4 spans the months of October, November and December so it looks like the updates will roll out in one of those three months.
That release date likely is for the international versions of both devices while owners of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II in the U.S. will likely have to wait longer than their international brethren. U.S. carriers are notoriously slow to update their Android devices and with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it has been no different.
For instance, Verizon and Sprint have yet to update their Galaxy Nexus and Sprint has yet to dole out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for its Nexus S 4G device. That being said, it could take American carriers a long time to roll out these updates for their versions of the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note.
The report also claims, again, that the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update will be announced at Samsung’s August 29th IFA event where the company will announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
So it would appear that Samsung is working extremely hard to get these updates out to its owners.
Thus far, only a few Android devices have seen the update. The list includes the Motorola Xoom, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus HSPA+, Nexus 7 and the Asus Transformer Pad 300, which received its update last week.
For now, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note owners overseas should expect Jelly Bean to arrive in Q4. For those in the United States, 2013 seems a bit more likely.