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Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Upgrades ‘Confirmed’

We know for certain that the Samsung Galaxy S III is going to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and soon, but what about its predecessor? While the handset is certainly capable of running the latest Android release, Samsung still hasn’t said for certain whether it will get it. But it now seems as though someone has done that on the Korean company’s behalf.

“Insiders” speaking to SamMobile have promised that the new Jelly Bean upgrade will indeed be coming to the hugely popular Galaxy S II — and the Galaxy Note, too. They report that tests by Samsung “are fine,” and that if everything goes according to plan, the Android 4.1.1 upgrade for the former can be expected between September and October.

As for the Galaxy Note upgrade, SamMobile reports that they are “100% sure” it’s on its way, but their report doesn’t give an estimated launch date.

If the report is accurate, this is great news for Samsung customers. While these devices are relatively new and are perfectly capable of running Jelly Bean, you can never be sure which handsets will receive the latest updates, and Android handset vendors are notoriously slow at making that information available.

If you have a spare Galaxy S II kicking around and you’re not too bothered about getting Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top, you can already download a preview release of CyanogenMod 10 for your handset. It’s still in its very early stages, however, so we strongly advise against installing this on a daily driver.

Are you looking forward to the Jelly Bean upgrade for your Galaxy S II or Galaxy Note?

[via SamMobile]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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