HTC, Samsung comment on Jelly Bean update plans

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http://androidos.in/2012/07/htc-samsung-comment-on-jelly-bean-update-plans/

Samsung will soon announce which additional devices are eligible for the Jelly Bean update. As the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung leads the Android community with best-in-class devices like the Galaxy S III, and is creating new device categories with products like the Galaxy Note. Samsung has delivered the most Nexus-branded lead OS devices and we are pleased that Google will be bringing Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S customers the first experiences of Jelly Bean on a handheld device.

We are excited about Android Jelly Bean and are planning to support it across a variety of our devices. We are reviewing the software to determine our upgrade plans and schedule, so please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade plans“, said HTC in an official statement.

It does seem, ironical that Motorola are most stuck behind in terms of updates.

A huge chunk of Android devices are still awaiting Ice Cream Sandwich updates and the worst offenders is Motorola, which seems to be lost in the update maze.
 

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i am sure motorola would soon catch up. their ICS update is pretty close to what native android is. and considering the acquisition deal is over, they are likely to do a better job releasing updates for their devices. in any case, they have only a few models that are likely to get the JB update. RAZR series is what I can think of.
 

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Yes, the Defy series is unlikely to get JB. And less talked about Fire series & the others, the better.
 


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most of their phones are aimed at the US market sold through verizon droid branding. american consumers are the worst affected by their slow updates. indian consumers are not really affected. :)