Samsung has followed in the footsteps of HTC and has said that it will update device owners about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrades soon.
The company has released a statement to PocketNow that indicates that Samsung will reveal which devices will be getting the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest mobile software, in the near future.
Of course, we don’t know when soon is exactly and it could, in theory, be weeks or even as long as a month or two from today.
HTC recently informed customers that it was evaluating which devices would be getting the update to Android 4.1 and, like Samsung, it would be informing customers as soon as that information became known.
Here is Samsung’s full statement:
Samsung will soon announce which additional devices are eligible for the Jelly Bean update. As the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung leads the Android community with best-in-class devices like the Galaxy S III, and is creating new device categories with products like the Galaxy Note. Samsung has delivered the most Nexus-branded lead OS devices and we are pleased that Google will be bringing Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S customers the first experiences of Jelly Bean on a handheld device.
Of course, the Verizon and Sprint Galaxy Nexus devices are still without roll out dates. The Galaxy Nexus that will, in fact, be getting Android 4.1 right off the bat is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+.
Samsung’s announcement comes at a strange time for some Android users. While some Android devices have been upgraded to Google’s previous version of Android, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, many devices have not including Samsung’s AT&T Galaxy Note and the Samsung Epic 4G Touch.
So hopefully the upcoming announcements from HTC and Samsung shed more light on a situation that has made the world of Android updates even more confusing than it already was.