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More and more devices are being vetted for an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. The latest companies to officially confirm that Jelly Bean updates are on the way are Acer and Toshiba.
Dutch website TabletGuide claims that an Acer representative has told them over the phone that the company is dedicated to rolling out Jelly Bean updates. The company did not specify which models would be receiving the update, although speculation around the web is that the Iconia tablets are the devices being targeted. The Iconia tablets run the previous version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and shouldn't have trouble running Jelly Bean.
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TabletGuide also received confirmation that Toshiba was working hard at the getting the Jelly Bean upgrade to two tablets: the Toshiba AT200 and the Toshiba AT300. TabletGuide also claims that the upcoming Toshiba AT270 will mostly likely launch with Jelly Bean already installed.
Other manufacturers are also hard at work getting Google's latest Android system out. According to SamMobile, popular electronics manufacturer Samsung is making good headway on the Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 smartphone. They also report that initial testing for the Galaxy S2 has gone well, and that the older smartphone may get Jelly Bean as well. There is no report of Samsung working on bringing the Jelly Bean to its tablets, some of which are under fire from a legal dispute with Apple.
HTC has stated that the Android Jelly Bean will be coming out for the HTC One X, One S, and One XL smartphones.
ASUS, manufacturer of Google's Nexus 7 tablet and its own line of tablets, says that the Jelly Bean will be coming out for the Transformer Pad, Transformer Pad Prime, and Transformer Pad Infinity.
So far, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is the only tablet currently running the Android Jelly Bean.
No official release dates have been given for any of these Jelly Bean updates, and it is most likely the companies simply showing that they are pursuing the Jelly Bean actively. One company, Sony, however, has explicitly said that it will not roll out the Jelly Bean for any of its handsets released in 2011 such as the Xperia Arc S.