Cherry Mobile Flare and Starmobile Astra to get Android Jelly Bean Updates


Let the Jelly Beans Roll!!!!

Cherry Mobile has announced a Android Jellybean update for all owners of Cherry Mobile Flare. The update will be available starting June 1 on all Cherry Mobile service centers nationwide. Here are the lists of service centers. You need to bring your phone, your receipt and warranty card. There is no over the air (OTA) update. If you want to do it yourself, you have to wait for some users to create a Jellybean ROM that you can use. If you don’t have enough knowledge to do it right, we suggest that you don’t dare try it as it may do damage to your phone.

Here’s a quick refresher on the Flare specs:

Cherry Mobile Flare Spec Sheet

  • 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8625 S4 processor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 4 inch IPS LCD display (480 x 800 pixels)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 5 megapixel rear camera with flash, VGA front facing camera
  • 4GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
  • 3G/HSDPA, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS w/ A-GPS support
  • dual sim, dual standby
  • Android 4.0 ICS upgradable to Android 4.1 Jellybean via Cherry Mobile service centers
  • 1,500 mAh battery

At the Unbox podcast, Starmobile revealed that there will be OTA (over the air) update for the Starmobile Astra and Diamond. When update becomes available Starmobile will start selling Jellybean Astras and will be called “Starmobile Astra Plus”.

Starmobile Astra Plus Spec Sheet:

  • 1GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6577 processor
  • PowerVR SGX 531
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 4.3-inch IPS LCD screen, 800 x 480 pixels (217 pixels per inch)
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash; VGA front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, 3G/HSDPA
  • Dual-SIM, dual-standby
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean
  • TV Tuner (Analog)
  • 1500mAh battery

Again note that the Starmobile Astra update will be done over-the-air. You won’t need to go to a Starmobile service center or store to have it updated. :)

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