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The beginning of 2013 saw a deluge of Android Jelly Bean Updates and often users worry of missing out on some updates. We present one of the most exhaustive look at the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean scene surrounding the Galaxy range of devices.
It was in July 2012 when Google launched its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which was intended to replace the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it also brought a host of features to premium smartphones like the Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S3 was updated to Android Jelly Bean soon after launch.
Samsung had wanted to update its older devices also, but there are still some gaps, and there are a few devices which are still in line for receiving the software updates. Samsung is pulling out all the plugs to update its older devices with the Android 4.1; Google is busy rolling out Jelly Bean updates for other devices.
The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform is the cream of the Android eco system and is also the most recent version of Android OS Platform. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is not an exhaustive update but is still a rarity for non Nexus devices. In fact the Galaxy S4 will become the only Non Nexus device which will be running the latest version of the Android platform. Even high end devices like the HTC One is based on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS which is the previous version of the software.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has ruled the roost of the Android OS operated device till the release of Galaxy S4. The device is still based upon on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the device will be getting its Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update in the US and abroad.
AT&T has rolled out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in January. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update is going to happen in the near future but the date has not been confirmed till date. American consumers have somehow become used to getting updates last after international consumers have received their updates. The Android 4.2 updates are rumored to be out by May or June.
Sprint users are no luckier than AT&T users are still in a limbo about Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. However it is certain that Sprint users will receive the updates sooner than other carriers. Sprint has been particular about getting its users the latest updates at the shortest time. It has in the past beaten other carriers with relation to updates.
T-mobile is also not sure when its users will receive the Android 4.2 updates. T-mobile will get the update but after Sprint.
US Cellular is fast when it comes to updates of the latest devices but older devices receive the updates quite late. So the Galaxy S3 users can expect to get the updates quite soon as compared to the older device users.
Verizon happens to be the only carrier which has confirmed that it will be rolling out the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Updates for the devices hooked to its network.