Reported by: Nicholas Mihailov
Another key ingredient to catapult Samsung Galaxy S3′s runaway success would be the Jelly Bean update. If sources are to be believed, Samsung is mulling over bringing the Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 and for its predecessor Galaxy S2.
SamMobile reports that the Korean giant is readying Android 4.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note. However, there is no confirmation yet on the official date of release.
It is also being reported that Samsung’s trial tests for the S2 device ended with success. Samsung took months to roll out and implement Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S2. With that in mind, a cloud of doubt looms over Jelly Bean reaching Galaxy S2 due to earlier predictions on hardware limitations. If Samsung Google Nexus S smartphone is considered, although it features 1 GHz Hummingbird single core processor and one year old specs, Jelly Bean for Nexus S is available via OTA for download. Hence the probablity of Galaxy S2 getting new OS update is highly possible with little tweaks.
Meanwhile, HTC and ASUS have already begun updating their tablets and smartphones to the latest mobile operating system. If Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note update to the latest flavor of Android, it would significantly boost the market share of Jelly Bean and catapult it comfortably past Ice Cream Sandwich.
Jelly Bean OS from Google features renewed changes compared to Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The major changes are made in the code lurking inside the OS for making the user interface faster when rendering graphics. Additionally, there is Google Now option which is considered by analysts to better Apple’s Siri’s voice recognition feature. The OS usage is considered to be as smooth as iOS. Inclusion of quad-core CPU will prove to be perfect platform to execute speedy navigation and scrolling, faster loading of apps and switching between running programs for near instantaneous perfection.
The new Jelly Bean OS has features such as a speedier interface, a new Camera app, offline voice typing, significantly improved notifications and more. Moreover, the features in OS makes it tough for hackers or installing malwares in it, making it one of the most secure OS after iOS. Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and data execution prevention (DEP) found in Jelly Bean prevents hackers from locating the malicious code in a device’s memory.
According to Jon Oberheide, a security research analyst “Android has stepped its game up mitigation-wise in the new Jelly Bean release.”
Meanwhile, users tempted to have the Jelly Bean OS have gone beyond stock experience by installing custom ROMs. The AT&T Galaxy S3 just recently got its share of the CyanogenMod 9 custom ROM. Android Authroity website has given step by step instructions on how to install CyanogenMod 9 on the AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH-I717.