In summer of 2012, Google wowed us with a couple of new products. It announced the Nexus 7 tablet, a 7 inch Android powered tablet that is sure to give Amazon Kindle Fire a run for its money. Google announced the Nexus Q, an orb shaped device which makes it easier to stream audio and video content among many devices connected to a same network. Moreover the internet search giant unveiled the latest Android platform update.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a feature packed update of the Android platform. Sadly it is not compatible with most old Android devices. Those who own Samsung Galaxy S II or the Galaxy Note will be pleased to know that Google will be rolling out official Jelly Bean update for their devices very soon.
The previous platform update released last year had low adoption numbers. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich accounts for less than 15% of all Android devices in the world. This particular update was also not compatible with quite a number of old Android devices. Moreover, the devices that were compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich had to wait as much as a whole year to receive an official over-the-air update from Google.
Apparently Google has learnt from its mistakes. While Jelly Bean is not big an update as Ice Cream Sandwich was, the internet search giant is adamant in rolling out the over-the-air update to compatible devices. Google says that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will be available very soon. Both of these devices are some of the most sold devices around the world. The Galaxy Note alone has sold over 10 million units worldwide. The Galaxy S II has sold tens of millions of units worldwide.
Surely rolling out an update for these devices will do wonders for global Android adoption statistics. That’s not all though. Earlier this year Samsung released Galaxy S III which became an instant hit. Common sense dictates that the Galaxy S III will be receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update first, followed by the Note and Galaxy S II. With the update being released for all of these devices, one can be certain that Jelly Bean will have a higher global adoption rate than its predecessor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note is expected to be rolled out over-the-air in the next couple of months. At this point in time, the Nexus 7 is the only product shipping with Android 4.1 installed as standard.