Surprisingly soon after the official unveiling by Google of the latest version of the Android operating system – 4.1 Jellybean – Samsung has issued a statement about the update:
Samsung will soon announce more devices All which are Eligible for the Jellybean update. As the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung leads the Android community with best-in-class devices like the Galaxy S3, and is creating new device categories with products like the Galaxy Note. Samsung has delivered the most lead-branded Nexus OS devices and we are pleased That Google will be bringing Samsung Galaxy Nexus Nexus S customers and the first experiences of Jellybean on a handheld device.
It is in any case that Samsung and Google in the short term update for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus will offer S
It is also clear that both the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 as the note mentions. And although no specific statement is made, we will assume that both devices for no reason cited by the Koreans.
When the Samsung Galaxy S3 can expect an update remains a mystery – as we earlier rumor about the “third quarter” even condone. This seems pretty fast – today is the first day of the quarter – but thanks to a new Google policy is intended that device makers now rather have the latest Android version, enabling the development of a device-specific variant previously may begin. Add to that the update of Android 4.0 to version 4.1 is not so advanced as such as the update of Android 2.3 to 4.0 earlier in the Galaxy S2 on the agenda, and we are hopeful that Android 4.1 is relatively easy to Galaxy S3 can come.
Samsung Galaxy S3 too little RAM?
Ironically now do rumors that there would be problems with Android 4.1 and the Galaxy S3 on ‘only’ 1 GB of RAM. This, as the Galaxy S3 in some markets now with 2 GB of RAM on the market. Consequently, some believe to close that 1 GB of RAM would be enough to both Android 4.1 as Samsung’s own Nature UX interface to accommodate.
However, this interpretation overlooks the versions of the Galaxy S3 with 2 GB of RAM on the market bearing the Snapdragon S4 dual core processor, instead of the Exynos 4412 quad core chip that we here in Europe shops. The larger memory is a way to speed the loss of the processor to compensate – not a last minute adjustment to update to Android 4.1 as possible.
There is no reason to believe that enshrined the Galaxy S3 insufficient hardware capabilities would enjoy the latest Android version that can, especially if this is first rolled out to the older Galaxy Nexus and – in smartphone terms – elderly Nexus S.