Previously, Google had announced the latest version of Android named Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at Google I/O conference in San Francisco. This new version will be replacing the current edition of Android i.e., Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 4.1 will bring quite a lot new features like customizable notifications, Google Now, re-sizable widgets, etc. Thus, overall it will offer a smoother experience to the users. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version will be replaced in the middle of this month. Not every Android-based device will get the Android Jelly Bean update because of the system requirements. So, here is the list of the tablets which might get the latest update of Android 4.1.
Acer Iconia Tab A200
Acer Iconia Tab A200 got the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version in February this year. The tablet has a display of 10.1-inch with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. It is powered by NVIDIA Dual-core Tegra 2 processor and the storage capacity of the tablet is 8GB to 16GB. This budget-minded tablet has the chances of getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, though it is not yet confirmed.
Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100
Acer Iconia had updated both the Acer A500 and A100 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Both the tablets are powered by Tegra 2 processors and a full gigabyte of RAM. The 10-inch A500 comes with a resolution of 1280×800 and the 7-inch A100 has a resolution of 1024×600. There are chances that these tablets might get upgraded with Android 4.1.
Asus Transformer Pad 300
Asus Transformer Pad 300 features 10.1-inch display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. It has an internal storage of 16GB with an expandable memory. Currently, Asus Transformer Pad 300 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Therefore, it has the chances of getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer was originally launched with Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Later on, it got the boost of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet has 10 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen display. The 16 GB version of Eee Pad is offered at a price of $ 399 and 32 GB version is priced at $ 499. However, there are possibilities of the tablet getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime might get the boost of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean unlike the Eee Pad Transformer. At present, the tablet works on Android 3.2 Honeycomb. It has a display of 10.1″ LED Backlit screen with Super IPS (1280 x 800). The device is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity has a better hardware and it currently runs on Android 4.0. It has a 10.1-inch display screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The tablet has a dimension of 263 × 180.8 × 8.5mm, and weighs 598g. It is powered by Dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU and NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core T33. The tablet might get upgraded with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version.
Asus Nexus 7
The first Google Nexus tablet, the Google Nexus 7 was unveiled two weeks back. The tablet will be soon launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its operating system. In fact, Android 4.1 will be making its debut through Google Nexus 7 tablet, which has 7 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The device will be available by this July.
Amazon Kindle Fire
The Amazon never updated the Kindle Fire with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and there is neither any expectation of the tablet getting upgraded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet uses a modified version of Android and it will be difficult for it to upgrade the latest version of Google. If the Amazon launches a new tablet this year, then it might get the modified version of Android 4.0 or Android 4.1.
Currently, the Lenovo ThinkPad runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 with Dual-Core. It has display of 10.1 inch with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Though, Lenovo hasn’t promised anything till now, there are possibilities of the tablet getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version.
Barnes and Noble Nook Color
The Barnes and Noble Nook Color, most likely will not see the update of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean because it is still running on the Android 2.2 version.
Google confirmed that Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi will be the first non-Nexus tablet to get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update by this month. The tablet is a 10-inch tablet with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It is powered by 1GHz Dual Core processor along with 1GB RAM and 5MP camera. The update will take the device from Ice Cream Sandwich to the new software.
Motorola Xoom 4G LTE
The 4G LTE version of Motorola Xoom still runs on Android 3.2. The Google’s Android 4.1 version might not be available in this device unless the Verizon makes an official announcement regarding the update of the new version. So, the Motorola users will have to wait for the upgradation of the latest edition of Google.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is powered by 1.2-Cz dual-core Exynos processor. The tablet features 7-inch PLS display with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The device runs on Android Honeycomb. Galaxy Tab 7.0 has competition with the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire, so the chances of upgrading the tablet with Android 4.1 are more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
The tablet features 8.9 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is yet to get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich so it is not confirmed that it will receive the latest version of Google or not.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 features display of 7.7 inch and it is powered by 1.4GHz dual-core processor. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The tablet might get upgraded to the latest version, though there is no confirmation yet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a display of 10.1 inch with a resolution of 1280×800. It is powered by 1GB RAM. Currently, it operates on Android’s Honeycomb. The device will soon get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich edition. The users will have to wait for the boost of Android 4.1 edition in the tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
The recently released Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 models, both the 7-inch and 10-inch might receive the boost of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Both the device comes with a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) display. It is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The major difference between the two Galaxy Tabs is their price. At present, both the device runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version.
Toshiba Excite 7.7
Toshiba Excite 7.7 features display of 7.7 inch with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The Excite 7.7 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This means that the tablet has a very good chance of receiving the latest piece of software, which seems to be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Toshiba Excite 10 LE
Toshiba Excite 10 LE is one of the slimmest tablets in the market. It has a 10.1-inch display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800. The tablet is powered by 1.2GHz Dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor and 16GB storage capacity. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and so, there is an expectation that the device may get upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Toshiba Excite 13
Toshiba Excite 13 features 13-inch display with support for 10-finger multi-touch. The device is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The other features of the tablet include storage capacity up to 36GB, 5-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel unit on the front. Toshiba Excite 13 sports Android 4.0 and this device also has the possibility of getting Android 4.1 version.
The Toshiba Thrive and Thrive 7 users have a bad news, as their Ice Cream Sandwich updates got bumped to August due to some issues. So the users of Toshiba Thrive will have to wait for the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to be upgraded in the tablet.