According to a new report from SamMobile Samsung Galaxy S3 owners shouldn’t have to wait too long for the arrival of Android 4.1 on their devices. According to intel coming from within Samsung, the update has already made it through the early rounds of testing as “public” builds are being assembled for further evaluation. A rollout of Jelly Bean for the S3 seems likely for late Q3/early Q4.
Jelly Bean should follow for a few other devices by the end of the year, including the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Note, but initial testing is still taking place. There is a chance that Samsung will opt to deliver a “value pack” update rather than the full Android 4.1 software, but Q4 is the optimistic delivery estimate either way. Finally, rumors put a Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note 2 towards the end of the year, which suggests that the handset will launch with Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung has yet to confirm dates and devices for the upgrade to Jelly Bean, so don’t go writing it down on the calendar just yet. If you do, be sure to use a pencil with a good eraser, because things are likely to change.