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Apple's iPhone 5 may be sweeping the nation, but numbers show that Android users still make up a larger portion of the market. If you're one of the many Android users hoping for an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, here's a rundown on what devices are expected to receive it.
For starters, it looks like Samsung is leading the way. The international unlocked version of the Galaxy S3 should be getting a Jelly Bean update as soon as the end of this month. Those with carrier-locked versions can expect an update by the end of 2012. Android phones locked into a carrier take longer to get updates than their SIM-free cousins because the update relies on the network approving and then distributing the upgrade to its customers.
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Google's Galaxy Nexus smartphone already received its Jelly Bean upgrade. Verizon and Sprint models already have access to the update. Interestingly enough, Verizon just made its Jelly Bean update available today, September 21, the same day that the iPhone 5 launched.
Other than that, there's not many smartphones running Jelly Bean. Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 will launch in mid-November with Jelly Bean pre-installed, and so will most smartphones looking to make a stand against the iPhone 5.
As far as tablets go, there's none other than the Google Nexus 7 that comes pre-installed with Jelly Bean. The Wi-Fi version of the Motorola Xoom tablet has also gotten a Jelly Bean upgrade. Companies Asus, ACER, and Toshiba are all planning on upgrading certain tablet models up to Jelly Bean.
For a more complete listing, visit this blog at ComputerWorld.
Keep in mind no exact release dates have been given for any of these updates.