Rogers on Thursday revealed some unfortunate news for users of several flagship Android devices. The carrier has announced that the scheduled Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S II LTE, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola Razr HD and Sony Xperia T have been pushed back. The devices were originally slated to get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update sometime this month, but that has now been moved back to February.
The Galaxy S III LTE will receive its update in “late February,” as will the Galaxy Note. The Motorola RAZR HD has suffered shortest delay and will receive the highly-anticipated update in “early February.” Finally, the Sony Xperia T will receive its Android 4.1 update in “mid-February.” Both HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III updates have already started to roll out, so if you have one of those flagships and have yet to update, head into the settings and check for it.
Jelly Bean will bring features such as Project Butter, which offers much smoother performance than Ice Cream Sandwich, to the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, RAZR HD, and Xperia T on Rogers. Other new Jelly Bean enhancements include expanded notifications and Google Now.
The Android 4.1 roll-out has taken much longer need be, but at least progress is being made. In data released earlier this month, Google announced that the Jelly Bean operating system is now found on 10.2 percent of devices. While this is up from the 6.7 percent it was found on two months ago, it’s still not where it should be after 8 months of availability. The saddest part, however, is that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still on 47.6 percent of devices and it was released nearly 2 years ago.
Google has made significant improvements to the so-called Android “fragmentation problem,” even if it still has some work to do.
We’ll be sure to let you know when the Jelly Bean update starts to roll-out to the Motorola RAZR HD, which should be sometime in early February. Meanwhile, let us know what version of Android your device is running down in the comments!