Providing newest Android updates to devices has become one of the main concerns of users in which they try to buy devices that has latest Android version installed. A while ago, a list of best manufacturers providing latest Android updates was officially published. Acer and Asus received the first and second grades. The next three popular brands which we also seek for are: HTC, LG and Samsung.
In the following, we will introduce lists of smartphones getting the Jelly Bean update.
HTC: The Taiwanese company, HTC, is one of best manufacturers which provide updates for their devices. They plan on providing Jelly Bean upgrade for their 2012 and then 2011 devices; with the exception of devices having lower than 512 MB of RAM. So Desire C and One V are not going to see Jelly Bean update. Some of HTC Android devices which are at the top of upgrade list are: One S, One X, One XL, One SV, One VX, Desire X. The HTC SENSE 4.0+ graphical interface will also be installed on these devices.
Samsung: It seems that the Korean Samsung couldn’t keep its promise on upgrading its Android devices. The following is a list Samsung devices receiving new updates: Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 , Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 1, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Music, Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Mini II, Galaxy S DUOS
Remember that Galaxy S3 and S2, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1”and 7.0” have already received Jelly Bean update.
Sony: Sony plans on upgrading its Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V at the first step. Then it would be time for Xperia acro S, Xperia ion, Xperia P, Xperia GO and Xperia J to get their new updates. Unfortunately no upgrade date is given by Sony. It is also worth to mention that Sony has no intentions on upgrading its 2011 devices which have already received Android 4.0, such as: Xperia Arc S, Xperia Pro, Xperia Mini and Xperia play.
LG: LG decides to upgrade these devices only to 4.1 version of Android: LG Optimus Vu, LG Optimus Vu 2, LG Optimus LTE 2, LG Optimus G. No specific date is given for these upgrades. Koreans are the first ones to taste these new updates.
If you are intereted to know more about Jelly Bean feature don't miss the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Features article, and make sure you have installed the following Compatible widgets for Jelly Bean:
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