"An unnamed Asian smartphone OEM has said they would “diversify into other products running Windows” in response, and now Samsung officials have also told Korea Times that they would be doing the same, and reduce their reliance on Android.
Samsung was “closely partnering with Microsoft (MS) to cut its dependency on Google Android, according to officials Wednesday” they write."
Great development! though it's sad that most of the less developed parts of the world have been totally ignored in this software update calendar. SG2s are still yet to taste ICS in many parts of Africa though there are many people here who have purchased the gadget believing and trusting they would not be discriminated because of their location! Samsung should make sure that this happens b4 availing Jelly beans anywhere! B4 Jelly beans hits users,ICS should have already been over and done with all over the world. Hope this is done, for it can be done.
wow...i ben using JB v4.12 already more than a month now on my nokia N9...woks like charm even fennec v14, fells like having 5.CPU in it so snapy...oh samsung, where are you!:=/
samsung is the most valuable company here in russia! second is apple, tird is micro lumias, forth is china phone!
Please bare in mind, upgrading to JB will lose Adobe Flash...
Note user who wants to keep his Flash until HTML5 is widely used.
Ale, 30 Aug 2012Well a few months back I was a GS2 owner and was getting ready to blame the various carriers f... moreBut not better record than SONY ;) Samsung woke up now, they're realized that consumers need this updates to stay loyal to the brand. They can't only think in sell sell sell...in this aspect they matured a little.
Hey what about Samsung Galaxy S2 ?? Will it get Jelly bean or not ?
Well, times change.
The OS on the smartphones we're talking about isn't as old as Windows, thus it is more "development in progress" and because of this users are (kind of) dependant on updates. When buying, users also expect the vendor to integrate new versions of the OS into the already sold hardware nowadays (they have no "right" on this, they simply expect it). Because it's simply the way things are done now. Heck, even my TV gets updates via Internet.
Furthermore, Android is basically Open Source and lives and evolves while in use (in which it differs from monolithicly sold systems); so OS-updates are part of the principle the whole thing is built upon.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2012lol. Have you heard of nexus s, Its is the same as galaxy s & run jellybean very smoothlyLearn to read... I did not say, it cannot run 4.1, I simply said, that you do not have the drivers for your SoC and this is why you wont have 100% compatibility. Do you know what? SGS1 has ICS and JB already at XDA, but this is not what I meant, so stop being a smartass.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2012People have been buying pc/laptop worth thousand of dollars for decades and never complaint wh... moreSilly comment!
This is a Smartphone website, it kind of makes sense that the people who would comment on here are those who have an interest in this area of technology and thus like their devices kept up to date in an efficient manner.
And yes people do actually spend alot on these devices and usually sign lengthy contracts as well, they do this usually with the promise that the manufacturer will offer updates in a timely fashion.
Do you work for Samsung? Is it any skin of your nose what people on here want? If not then what's your problem?
People have been buying pc/laptop worth thousand of dollars for decades and never complaint when microsoft came out with new os and they have to spend extra money to get the new os. Now for only spending few hundreds bucks on a gadget they sure bitch a lot for new os from manufactures even if it came late, as if their gadgets will become useless and not functional without new os. Lol
but when will the jelly bean update come for galaxy s2................ is they forget about it???
Stupid Android - Just big mass!!!Crying that I sold my Nokia N8 lots of bugs, not workin well, All msgs readed and still showing 1 in red circle on msg icon.Screen doesnt goes off - had to deleted all added apps n now is working.Stupid OS really !!! They has to realese only 100% working apps without any bugs or affect to other thinks !!! Wrrrrr
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2012I think its not deliver before 2013 1st quarter. Because Note2 and SIII comes with JB. launched next month