Now that Google has let the proverbial Jelly Bean cat out of the bag, all of us with Androids are wondering what our chances are for seeing our devices officially upgraded to the new OS. Considering that many of us still haven’t gotten Ice Cream Sandwich, anxiety is understandably running a bit high. HTC, for once, has already commented on the steps it’s taking to evaluate its lineup for the possibility of JB updates. We reached-out to Samsung to see what it might have to say about its own Jelly Bean prospects, and it’s responded by releasing a statement:
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.
That’s pretty much the same gist as HTC’s comment, and really, it’s about all we could expect from a manufacturer at this early date. Even though Jelly Bean seems like a much less jarring transition than the Gingerbread-to-ICS step, and it’s likely we’ll see JB for a large number of phones already tapped for ICS, we can understand not wanting to commit too early, lest a company have to go back on its word (like Sony and the Xperia Play ICS fiasco). We imagine we’ll start seeing more complete projections of JB update plans as we get into July.