While Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been out given July, many Android owners still don’t have a Android 4.1 Jelly Bean adult and using on their device. And while we have some confirmations as distant as particular inclination are concerned, we still don’t have many recover dates as distant as those hurl outs are concerned. In fact, we have none. That being said, it’s time to make some Android 4.1 Jelly Bean predictions formed on those confirmations, some rumors and a past.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean initial arrived all a approach behind in Jul with a Nexus 7. The refurbish is a immeasurable alleviation over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so most so, that many people determine that it’s Google’s best mobile handling complement to date.
Google Now, a extended Notifications, a softened calendar and browser, and a altogether speed of a user interface are usually a few things that make Android 4.1 Jelly Bean handling complement one that owners are desperately craving.
Problem is, besides a Nexus inclination and a few others, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean stays wanting in a United States. In fact, according to Google, a mere 2.7% of inclination now run Android 4.1.
And to make matters worse and some-more complicated, Google introduced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean final month, an handling complement that will arrive tomorrow with a Nexus 10 inscription and Nexus 4 smartphone.
We’ve already finished some predictions as distant as Android 4.2 Jelly Bean recover dates are endangered and now it’s time to take a demeanour during Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a arriving recover dates.
No doubt about it, a HTC One X and a HTC One S are a company’s priorities when it comes to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a association even pronounced so today. That being said, there will expected be utterly a few HTC inclination that will accept a Android 4.1 Jelly Bean refurbish down a line.
In today’s announcement, HTC pronounced that a 2012 lineup has priority as distant as a refurbish is concerned. That means a One X and One S above all with some other inclination sprinkled in.
Read: HTC Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Plans Revealed.
We know that a One X and One S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates rolled out in Asia and we design that a association will get them to business of a ATT One X and T-Mobile One S before anyone else. And given a hurl out, we design that to take place in a subsequent integrate of weeks.
After that, we should see inclination like a HTC EVO 4G LTE updated, maybe shortly after those dual inclination with a device like a HTC One V also in a brew as well. Dec is a probability nonetheless for a One V, 2013 is substantially some-more likely. If any other device besides a One X and One S gets Jelly Bean from HTC in 2012, it will be a EVO 4G LTE.
HTC also settled that it skeleton to demeanour during phones from before 2011 for Jelly Bean upgrades. However, don’t design them any time soon. First a updates for a 2012 inclination will need to hurl out afterwards owners of a HTC Rezound can consider about removing their update. Sometime in a second entertain of subsequent year is a good estimate. That means April, May or June.
The association says that inclination with 512MB or RAM or reduce will not be removing Android 4.1 and while a HTC ThunderBolt is indeed over that, a fact that it doesn’t have ICS nonetheless means that it competence not see Jelly Bean until a inlet of subsequent year, if during all.
We know that LG will be starting a Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates in November. In Korea. That means that other tools of a universe will expected have to wait for their updates to arrive. Maybe weeks, maybe months.
Read: LG Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Updates Start in November.
In a box of inclination in a United States, we consider that LG will do a most some-more committed pursuit afterwards it has finished in a past. That’s since a LG Optimus G and Nexus 4 have given it forlorn prominence in a U.S. After a mishaps of prior devices, LG should be operative tough to urge a picture and it starts with those dual high peculiarity inclination and operative on delivering some-more timely updates.
So how does that translate?
Well, right now, a LG Optimus Vu, LG Optimus Vu 2, LG Optimus LTE 2, and a LG Optimus G are reliable for Android 4.1. The LG Optimus G, that is accessible on ATT and Sprint, will be removing Android 4.1 in December. That means that ATT and Sprint owners will expected have to wait until Q1 that is January, Feb and March.
As for a LG Optimus Vu that is a LG Intuition for Verizon, a wait will expected be longer. One, a Optimus Vu isn’t removing Jelly Bean in Korea until Q1 and Verizon is notoriously delayed during removing updates out due to a severe capitulation process.
Q2 of subsequent year for a Intuition is a good entertain to round on a calendar.
Motorola, as promised, expelled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean really quickly for one of a devices, a Droid RAZR M. The subsequent dual in line for Jelly Bean are a Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX, both of that will be removing Jelly Bean during some indicate this year. If we had to guess, formed on their recover dates, Dec is a month to be looking during for Jelly Bean for those two.
Don’t design Jelly Bean for any other inclination in 2012 from Motorola.
As for a other inclination betrothed Jelly Bean including a Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, Electrify 2, Photon Q, Atrix HD, and Droid 4, it’s a small some-more wily given Motorola hasn’t even delivered recover windows yet.
The Atrix HD and Photon Q are comparatively new so demeanour for those to get updated quicker than a others, substantially in Q1 of subsequent year. The Electrify 2 isn’t as renouned as a Droid smartphones so it competence take a behind seat, even if it’s newer. Q2 for that is a good guess. The Droid 4 should see a refurbish arrive in a early partial of subsequent year along with a Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX. If we had to guess, we’d contend before summer.
The Droid Bionic is a small reduction certain given how formidable a Ice Cream Sandwich refurbish was. Look for it to hurl out final among these devices, maybe towards a finish of a second quarter.
Samsung, like HTC and Motorola, has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out to customers. For Samsung, it’s in a form of a Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. The Sprint Galaxy S3 perceived a refurbish that is a pointer that all of a others should see a refurbish this year. The usually straggler could be a Verizon Galaxy S3, nonetheless we’ve listened that Verizon competence be on lane for 2012 as well.
Read: Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update Could Deliver Killer Note 2 Feature.
For a rest of Samsung’s high-end smartphones, 2013 is where to look. The Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II competence get Jelly Bean in 2012 yet American carriers will see to it that both won’t be removing it until 2013.
In a box of a Galaxy Note, we design ATT and T-Mobile to get a refurbish in Q1. The Galaxy S II updates will be slower yet maybe one or dual carriers will broach in Q1 nonetheless Q2 seems some-more expected given a device’s age and disappearing popularity.
Sony has revealed that inclination will be removing Android 4.1 yet a hurl out is going to be a lot slower than a competitors are in removing a inclination updated with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Sony won’t start rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates until a center of Q1 for a 2012 Xperia inclination that means those in a U.S. competence be carrying to wait until Q2 or longer for ICS-running Xperia inclination to get their updates to Jelly Bean.
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