By Alexandra Burlacu | Mar 21, 2013 10:09 AM EDT
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 users eager to upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are in for some bad news, as it has some issues delaying the process.
Various devices already got or are getting Android Jelly Bean system upgrades, but some device owners always have to wait longer for the OS update. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 finally made the list for an update to 4.1 Jelly Bean, but things are not as smooth as they should be.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 got its last update in the summer of 2012, so it makes sense that the Jelly Bean update was a big thing for those who patiently waited in line. The 2012 update gave users a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it now seems the tablet may have to stay on ICS a little while longer.
Samsung is reportedly having some difficulties with the update and according to SamMobile, the issues might have something to do with the Exynos processor, which for some reason doesn't seem to like Jelly Bean very much. The upgrade to Jelly Bean was expected to arrive around May or June, but these apparent issues could push back the update even further, especially for Galaxy Tab 7.7 owners in the U.S., who often have to wait longer for updates than users in other regions.
This delay could mean that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the next major Android upgrade, could become available for some devices before Jelly Bean even arrives on the Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Meanwhile, Galaxy Tab 7.7 owners are getting increasingly frustrated about this long wait, and the issues with the Android Jelly Bean upgrade are anything but good news. Some users may not mind the wait as long as they get the software update in the end, but for most it is a truly frustrating experience — especially since various other devices are flaunting their upgrades to the latest Android taste.
It remains unclear at this point when exactly the issues will come to an end and the tablet will finally be ready for the upgrade. If the miracle does happen in the next couple of months, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 may not spend a full year (or more) on the same Android version, but there's no guarantee.
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