HTC and Samsung issue statements on Android 4.1 updatesAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Earlier this week Google introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the world, and after the announcement had been made, the first thing that likely sprung into the minds of many Android device owners was "When will I get it?" Google has already confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola XOOM will be updated in mid-July, and now both HTC and Samsung have issued statements on Jelly Bean. HTC's announcement is as follows:
"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."
Meanwhile, Samsung's already got two devices that are definitely receiving Android 4.1 updates (Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S). But what about the rest of its lineup? Here's Samsung's statement 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."
Neither statement sheds much light on exactly which devices the two manufacturers are planning to update to Android 4.1. We'll have to wait for more announcements from them before we can officially begin adding products to the Jelly Bean Waiting List, but it seems likely that HTC's One devices and the Galaxy S III will receive Google's latest Android treat. As usual, you can bet that we'll pass long more details on Android 4.1 updates as we get them. If you'd like to find out more about what makes Jelly Bean so special (or you just want some help to pass the time until more announcements are made), you can find Aaron's walkthrough of Android 4.1 on a Galaxy Nexus embedded below.