BERLIN: LEADING MOBILE VENDOR Samsung has announced that its flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone and Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean "very soon", almost certainly before the end of the year.
The Korean company announced the upgrades during its IFA keynote in Berlin on Wednesday.
Despite announcing the update Samsung failed to divulge any specific dates or timeframes for the upgrades and at the time of publishing the company had not responded to The INQUIRER's request for clarification.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system and boasts a host of new features. These include increased integration with the Google Play Store, Google Now and Project Butter, a new feature integrated into the OS that helps speed up performance.
Samsung's upgrade announcement capped a busy day for the firm as it also unveiled its new Galaxy Note 2 smartphone and Ativ range of Windows 8 laptops, smartphones and tablets at IFA.
The announcement of the new Ativ devices came as a shock to the industry, with many expecting Nokia to be the first phone maker to unveil Windows Phone 8 devices at its own 5 September event. µ
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