Samsung and HTC to talk Jelly Bean soon

Samsung and HTC to talk Jelly Bean soonAs always happens when Google lifts the lid on the latest version of its thriving OS, we’re hearing thousands of Androidians screaming: “WAH, when will I get it?!”

Well, what could be better than actual news, than the vague news that there might be specific news soon - from HTC and Samsung? It’s official statement time, baby.

We already know that Samsung has promised Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S, with an ETA of mid-July.

Sammo tells Pocketnow it will “soon announce which additional devices are eligible for the Jelly Bean update.”  Front runners include the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note.

As for HTC, it says: “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.”

While Google excitedly talked up the various new features in Jelly Bean, we can imagine manufacturers burying their faces in their hands. According to Android Developers, as of June 1, an estimated 7.1% of devices were rocking the latest version - Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 1, 2012 at 16:11

I can't wait to see it. Well, mostly because on Aug 15 Adobe will stop supporting new devices with JB. And that, of course, will be a good thing then. Not good in the past when Apple dissed Flash, but I'm sure it'll be great then... :p

Pondlife  Jul. 1, 2012 at 19:16

I don't see many saying it's a good thing, but it's less significant now than it was back then.

BEEPBEEP123  Jul. 2, 2012 at 00:48

Spain: Champions of Europe 2012. Well done

Pondlife  Jul. 2, 2012 at 09:16

What JB device did they make to get that award ;)

Pondlife  Jul. 2, 2012 at 09:20

Erm isn't it Google that promised the Nexus updates rather than Samsung?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 2, 2012 at 12:19

I don't see many saying it's a good thing, but it's less significant now than it was back then. well, c'mon... no Android vs iOS/WP 'debate' without someone pointing out that iOS doesn't have the Flashes. Okay, they are trolls, but still.... :p

Pondlife  Jul. 2, 2012 at 12:36

True, I don't think it's a good thing especially for tablets but apple has succeeded in marginalizing flash to a fair degree.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 2, 2012 at 12:51

True, I don't think it's a good thing especially for tablets but apple has succeeded in marginalizing flash to a fair degree.

I find it useless on phones and tablets, to be honest. Even powerhorses like the HTC One X or Galaxy Note 'struggle' when it comes to playback of Flash vids in the browser now and again. Plus, it means you pay with your data allowance for all those informative flash ads, that you then end up blocking with a free flash-blocker that(possibly) is ad-supported :p

I never used the Pre or N9* or iPhone/iPad or HD7 etc and the absence of Flash was a problem. Never. (* Flash can be installed, by the way. Just not there out-of-the-box)

I have always thought a decent amount of conditioning lead to the craze. I remember countless pre-iPhone discussions on mobile forums where dudes would whine and sweat over tweaks and hacks to bring Flash to utterly underpowered phones - in many cases phones without 3G or WiFi. No kidding. They wanted it 'just because'!

Pondlife  Jul. 2, 2012 at 14:36

Think that never might be misplaced.

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