We already know Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates are headed to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S and Motorola Xoom beginning , but what about devices not backed by Google? It’s too early to be exactly sure since the majority of smartphone/tablet manufacturers prefer to stick to generic company line while they evaluate the software at this point. For now, Samsung and HTC have both chimed in with statements which at least hint that their current flagship models, like the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and the One series, will get some Jelly Bean upgrade goodness. Along with Motorola, Asus and LG, we also hope to hear from Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.
Samsung on Jelly Bean:
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.
HTC on Jelly Bean:
We are excited about Android Jelly Bean and are planning to support it across a variety of our devices. We are reviewing the software to determine our upgrade plans and schedule, so please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade plans.