Budget tablet maker Coby has quietly started rolling out Android 4.1 software updates for some of its tablets including the Coby Kyros MID 7022 and Coby Kyros MID 8127.

Coby Kyros MID7022 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

As far as I can tell, that makes Coby the first Android device maker other than Google to push Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to users.

Up until now, the only official Android 4.1 software updates I’d seen had been for the Google Nexus 7 and Motorola XOOM tablets and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S smartphones — all devices which receive their updates directly from Google.

Coby sells a range of low-cost Android tablets with prices as low as $105. They’re not the fastest tablets around, or the highest quality. Most feature single core ARM Cortex-A8 processors and low resolution displays. But they’re among the cheapest Android tablets on the market, and they show that Android 4.1 doesn’t require top-notch hardware.

via Netbook News and Hotodi

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4 replies on “Coby starts rolling out Android 4.1 update for selected tablets”

  1. I updated to JB but I have the issue (just like with all the other Coby ROMs) of storing apps on the external sd card. Are your aware of a fix for this?

      1. Wow! Is there a website/forum that the patch will be posted to?

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