Click through to read HTC and Samsung’s generic statements on Jelly Bean updates


It’s that special time of the year again. You know, when Google announces the next delightful Android dessert they want to share with the world. The time when we go “sweet mother of Lord, I can’t wait to have that”, and look in the direction of the manufacturer’s of our beloved devices, hoping that our sweet, innocent smiles will warm their hearts and make them want to work around the clock like Santa’s elves to distribute the goodies to one and all.

And, every time, we get to hear something like this:

“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.”



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.


[via BriefMobile (HTC and Samsung)]


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  1. Gimme a break. They have known about the update for months but can’t even say which phones will get it?

    1. I feel your pain. Still waiting for my galaxy s3 preorder to arrive in the mail with ics on board. Kinda wish they would be slightly more up front about their update plans. Nothing hurts my tech loving heart more than generic statements on software updates.

      1. None of you feel my pain…. Xperia X10.

        1. Xperia X10? I’m sorry, but to be honest, you kind of dug your own grave with that decision. haha

          1. I had no other option when I was trying to get into android on AT&T

            Actually, i started with the Motorola Backflip, the X10 was my replacement at the time (it was that or the aria). Nothing worth getting has come out since i’ve been able to get my upgrade in January. The HTC One X and Samsung S3 both didnt follow UI guidelines or did something wrong.

      2. Like when Sprint said the S2 would get ICS, in 2012.

        1. Uh…? Isn’t it STILL 2012? LoL!!

    2. Apparently.. but then still much better than LG for example. Remember the LG Optimus 2X? I own one. They promised an update to ICS in Q2. Then it became (almost unofficially) Q3… and we’re still waiting! It sucks. Next device for me is a Nexus, for sure.

    3. Only Asus had access to the source.

      1. No, all the google certificated partner received a PDK a couple of weeks ago, so they could start working on the update. And before you ask, google first started giving a PDK out to the manufactures with JB.

        1. For a couple weeks, when Asus has had it for months. Why would they say what devices will get it, when they are still trying to update their devices with 4.0?

          1. Some of their phones have been upgraded to ICS, so why shouldn’t they? I’m trying to tell you that they already have the software, so they should at least have an idea, like they have had with all other android update. Saying asus had access to the code for months would mean samsung also had, because of galaxy nexus.

          2. Umm no, the Xoom wifi, Nexus S, and Galaxy Nexus get updated straight from Google.

          3. Please think of what you are saying. If galaxy nexus and nexus 7 are both nexus device, they get their updates straight from google. So why is it that you think asus had access to it, but samsung didn’t?

            edit: and you completely ignored the first part of what I wrote

          4. Having an idea and knowing for sure isn’t exactly the same thing.
            Google picks one manufacturer to make a device for their new version of Android and gives them access to it before other manufacturers. Just because Samsung made past Nexus devices doesn’t mean they got access to Jelly Bean.

          5. Got any sauce on that? For all we know asus could just make the hardware, without seeing how google implant the software.

  2. I love Samsung’s statement. “Uh, yeah, we’re looking at it. Um……….look! We make some phones!”

  3. Ugh. Reading samsung’s ACTUALLY made me sick to my stomach.

  4. I love rooting. I really feel sorry for everyone who has to wait for these subpar manufacturer/carrier updates.

    1. Yep, I wish Google would work directly with CyanogenMod to bring Android more quickly to ALL devices.

      1. I lyk that idea!! That’s actually pretty cool. LoL!!

      2. Samsung actually did this once. Probably more of a PR thing than Samsung actually encouraging the modification of their devices, but I still think it’s pretty cool.

        Also, don’t forget that Google DOES help by making Android open-source. That’s the reason why there are so many ROMs to choose from.

  5. That’s it. My next phone is a nexus for sure.

    1. Same here, provided it doesn’t get any bigger than the current one. Can’t stand not getting updates and ugly UIs of non-Nexus devices.

  6. I have conducted some careful analysis of these statements and according to my results, what they’re trying to say is: “We know you all want the updates and we might maybe sometime later possibly provide an update but in the meantime we’re saying words to hopefully make you think that we’re possibly working on updates for those phone which we have previously released which we might not actually update but are just saying these words to make you hopefully feel better.”

  7. I love how Sammy is bragging that they made the most nexus devices…nyah,nyah!!

  8. Oh my gosh!! I’m still baffled at how fast this update came out. LoL!! I’m lyk, really? And CM9 is working so hard on bringing ICS to the E4GT, and now it’s lyk, “who wants that”? Well I for one can wait on JB. I want to make sure that it’s ready. I’ll wait for the user reviews to come out.

  9. Samsung > Hardsell
    HTC > Listening to customers need

  10. Hey Samsung, where is ICS for the AT&T Note? What, you plead the 5th?

  11. And my Rezound still waits… (Think I’m gonna switch to Nexus next time too…)

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