Not to be outdone by Apple’s recent release of it’s new mobile OS, Samsung has provided a list of devices that will be upgraded to Jelly Bean, the newest Android OS. Apparently the update has started to be pushed out to devices today (September 24) in Europe, starting in Poland; unfortunately it will not likely reach Canadian sources until sometime in November. According to TechCrunch, in addition to the Galaxy S III, the list of devices to receive this latest OS will be: GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 & 10.1, GALAXY Note 10.1, GALAXY SII, GALAXY Note, GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus, GALAXY S Advance, GALAXY SII LTE, GALAXY Music, GALAXY Chat, GALAXY Ace 2, GALAXY Beam, GALAXY Ace Plus, GALAXY mini II and GALAXY S DUOS.
Android 4.1 brings with it a number of features and improvements including real time reminders and recommendations from Google Now, plus speed and responsiveness boosts. Samsung will also be adding its own improvements to the iteration such as: “Pop up Play” so that video can be watched anywhere on the screen while running other apps; “Easy Mode” which offers users easy to use widgets for their favourite and recently used applications; and “Blocking Mode” that allows users to block incoming calls for a designated period of time.