Samsung Details Smartphones, Tablets And More Set To Receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung’s kicking off Monday right with a detailed list of devices set to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. All totaled, 16 devices are set to receive Jelly Bean goodness if you include the flagship Galaxy S III. Without any timeframe details, owners of these devices can at least rest assured in the knowledge that their devices have a bright future. One notable absence from this list is the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is mysteriously missing even though it was awarded to Google IO attendees in 2011 and used to create apps for Android tablets.

On a different note, Google’s own Jelly Bean enhancements, including Project Butter won’t be the only addition Samsung will add to their own handsets as the company is going to throw in some of its own TouchWiz modifications. Included in Samsung’s Jelly Bean updates will be the “Pop Up Play” floating video window, pause video capture, and Easy Mode which allows items such as favorite contacts to be placed into resizable widgets on the home screen along with more control over incoming calls. We wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung included a few more functions depending on the hardware receiving the update.

Unlocked Samsung devices are likely the first to see Jelly Bean updates, with the rest of the world at the mercy of carriers. As a quick reminder, the Galaxy Note II arrives already running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

For you HTC fans out there, HTC’s most recent Jelly Bean statement.

The complete list for T-Mobile, minus the Galaxy S III:

The rest of the list:
  • Galaxy S Advance
  • Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
  • Galaxy S II LTE
  • Galaxy Music
  • Galaxy Chat
  • Galaxy Ace 2
  • Galaxy Beam
  • Galaxy Ace Plus
  • Galaxy Mini II
  • Galaxy S DUOS


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  • deeoh1084

    can’t wait for the JellyBean for my SGS III i’m already on the leaked JellyBean but batter drainage issue is still there but pretty stable though GO SAMSUNG

  • mikkej2k

    What is the average time between when an update is announced by a manufacturer and its final arrival on T-Mobile? How does this time span compare to other carriers?

    • ChanceIll

      Considering devices like the SGII received ICS (4.0) a couple of months ago, we can safely assume that JB rollout will probably begin late 4th quarter or 1st quarter of 2013. Even that timeframe is being generous…….

  • tmo-employee

    no blaze!!! its just as powerful as the galaxy s2 google needs to tighten up on updates make the oems do them !

  • Cant wait for Jelly Bean and google now

    • Just use your tablet

    • dkbnyc

      You know you can load Google Now on your rooted tablet now. I have it on my SGT 2.7 running ICS.

  • John342

    I’m glad I got my Galaxy Nexus. Got my Jelly Bean directly from Google servers a while ago. No drama or stoopid Touchwhiz.

    • Spanky

      In addition to my GS3, I have a GNex as well. Although the GNex is an excellent phone, in terms of stock Android and direct from Google updates, the GS3’s performance leaves it in the dust.

  • mikkej2k

    How LONG? Until it’s released by T-Mobile

  • Ummmmmmm the relay 4G…..

  • Chatter

    I wonder if there is a way to put vanilla android on a non-nexus phone. I mean, could I buy a Blaze, wipe it out and install “nexus” software? That would ensure all OS updates. I just dont know enough to know if this is possible (not talking about custom roms) but that could skip the delays caused by the manufacturer and provider.

    • Mirad77

      It’s not that easy bro’. If it was, no one will be complaining about updates.

      • Chatter

        Thanks All. I didnt think it was easy but I dont mess around with rooting so its good to get all your opinions.

    • Iucidium

      That’d be compiling your own AOSP custom ROM

    • fixxmyhead

      while ur at it why not try putting windows 7 on a mac

      • That’s very doable actually.

        • fixxmyhead

          mhhh wasnt aware. im not into the computer scene since im not a gamer or hacker and i only use it for light browsing. anyways u still need the drivers and other stuff etc

      • Nearmsp

        I have 2 MacBook Air laptops that run exclusively on Windows 7 using BootCamp. It boots up straight in Windows. Reason? The MS Office functionality in Mac environment is much lower than in Windows environment. Microsoft is responsible for this not Apple.

  • GS3?

    • fixxmyhead

      unless u have the i9300 ur gonna have to wait. but if u do then u can flash the polish JB version which is officially available today

  • Nearmsp

    I will probably have an iPhone 5 on T-mobile by the time Samsung comes up with a T-mobile version of Jelly Bean for my SGS2. I will use my unlocked SGS2 as a phone to carry with me for overseas travels where i can use a local SIM card.

  • Mirad77

    Poor me. I was all excited when the Gtab 10.1 came out on Tmo and bought it full price. Every time a list like this comes out, my poor Gtab 10.1 is never to be found. Thank God I have a Gnex for primary phone.

  • Deadeye37

    Here’s another reason why I’m hesitant to get the Relay 4G. I don’t see it on this list. My guess is that it will eventually wind up with Jellybean around Q1 of 2014 (when the lone T-mo employee that is assigned this update finally finishes and ok’s everything).

  • GoBananas

    JB 4.1 has already rolled out in Eastern Europe, read this article.

  • tommest

    Im using the 4.1.1 jelly bean. Its alot better. The web browsing is fast and no lag. keyboard typing is really accurant

  • charlieboy808

    I see the Relay 4G isn’t there. If it doesn’t happen then I guess I’ll just get the S3

  • hothersale

    Are you sure Samsung means the T-Mo version of the S2? I’m not.

    • I assume it means all Galaxy S II models, it will be carriers choice whether or not it’s delivered.

    • Dats

      Why not? They’ve been good recently with updates

  • anon

    Sad that manufacturers stop supporting products son fast these days. Been running jelly bean on my vibrant for months. Fast and smooth, no issues at all. But there’s just no money to be made in supporting legacy products :'(

    • Adrayven

      Yes it is, and yet today the iPhone 3GS gets the latest iOS 6 update 3 1/2 years after the phones release. That’s like 200 years in tech years. It’s amazing how different companies can view priorities with technology.

      • zifnab

        Yea but apple didn’t include iPad1 in that upgrade, so they don’t support all their devices for 3 1/2 years.

      • Spanky

        zifnab is correct. I have a 3rd generation iPod Touch, which will not be receiving the iOS 6.

      • Going Back To AT&T

        You can put IOS 6 on the 3GS, but it won’t have any of the features that are available on the iPhone 5 or 4GS for that matter. Crapple cripples the OS and uses the fact you can install IOS 6 lite as a misleading marketing ploy.

    • Hesster

      I think part of the problem is the rate of upgrades for Android devices is dramatically higher than other platforms. Back in the old days before Android took off, smartphone OS updates happened maybe once a year. I worked for a year for TMO and four years for VZW in the data support group, and I can think of several Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices that only got one update in their entire lifespan. Some devices never got any OS updates.

  • David,
    As you tend to be able to get someone out there to respond and someone sent you a Relay to play with … any chance you can ping your contacts and get an answer as to why the Relay didn’t make this list? Seems rather odd. HTC’s One S is getting the update with the same core components.
    Thanks for always delivering excellent coverage.

    • Hesster

      I would guess the Relay isn’t on the list because it just launched.

  • Josue

    if your device isn’t mentioned just root the dam thing lol

  • JIM

    the android 6.0 strawbery is almost out in europe and we are still stsuck with ice cream sandwich or the jelly bean?

    • KOD


      • Spanky

        I think JIM was being sarcastic. Also, the current Android version (Jellybean) is 4.1. Why would Key Lime Pie, which is next in line, be 6.0?

        • kingtom

          idk what u talking about must be your lack of android

  • shack180

    How do u update the gs3 is it over the air? I I keep hearing about About this Kies, thing I am new to Samsung, excuse my ack of knowledge.

  • Zyzz

    No tablet can even come close to the iPad. Posting this from my awesome iPad I just got by the way. U jelly? Yeah u jelly.

    • Chestbrah

      Fuark beach I’m jelly. Selling my galaxy tab and saving for an iPad ASAP. Fuk this laggy piece of crap.

    • dkbnyc

      To each his / her own. I prefer Android over iCrap. Heck, I prefer Windows Mobile over iCrap.

    • h_f_m

      Yeah.. I’m Jelly.. I have an iPad and a Nexus 7. Nexus 7 gets much more usage, I basically just gave the iPad to my wife. So, yes.. I’m Jelly.. JELLY BEAN…

  • dkbnyc

    There are a few “leaked” JB roms out now. They are for unlocked, no carrier devices for the most part. Those of us with these devices should see an update sooner.

  • Doug Dorrie

    the people who supported Samsung first tablet buyers (how about an upgrade) ie: 10.
    1 left in the dark thanks for that

  • Guest

    I have the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 :)

  • Chris

    will Google Now be implemented?

  • Dutchy

    still no update for jelly bean on the S2 :(
    come on guys whats taking sooo long! :(

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