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Samsung Galaxy S III to get Android update in October according to the manufacturer

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Samsung Galaxy S III to get Android update in October according to the manufacturer
On Tuesday, Samsung finally passed along a confirmed date when owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III will receive the Android 4.1 update. The Korean based manufacturer told CNET that the update will come as soon as October. The only problem is that this news is meant for the U.K. version of the flagship phone which means all bets are off if you and your Samsung Galaxy S III reside in another country.

The U.K. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III will be updated to Jelly Bean by next month

The U.K. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III will be updated to Jelly Bean by next month

If you live in the U.K. and October seems too far away, you can always purchase one of the 4G enabled models for Everything Everywhere. The first 4G pipeline to have an English accent, EE's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III not only comes with 4G, but also has Jelly Bean installed out of the box. If you live in one of the 16 U.K. cities where EE has service, you don't have to wait for the update.

With the news coming directly from Sammy, you might expect to see SIM-free models get the update first. This makes sense since each carrier has to test the update to make sure it is compatible with its network. Hey, you didn't think that it was just the carriers in the states that did something like that, did you?  

So what about the update for other parts of the world? There have been a number of  leaks that didn't pan out including one that called for a late August update for the international version of the phone. To avoid disappointment, your best bet is to wait for an official confirmation from Samsung or your carrier.

source: CNET (UK)

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:50 5

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


This should make a big difference on the S3.... Can't wait.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:51 3

2. raphael007 (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


I will be patiently waiting

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:54 3

3. mas11 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


My girlfriend will love Jelly Bean on her new SIII. I'm still pumped to get it on my DROID by the end of the year. Can't wait to install the first leak.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:59 4

4. phljcnth (Posts: 269; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


October?????? damn that feels like 10 years from now. Thought they're gonna release it alongside iPhone 5's launch. Looks like I'm going with XXDLI5 for now. :(

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:03 7

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7121; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Goddamnit, US carriers. Get on the f**kING BALL, will you? October will be the four month mark from when Jelly Bean was revealed. (End of October, but still.) If you wait much longer than that you'll be right up in the time frame when the first US devices saw ICS.

I am so goddamn sick of the carriers' update policies. I really am.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:13

6. MartyK (Posts: 716; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


"I am so goddamn sick of the carriers' update policies. I really am"

Sniggly I agree with you 100%!!..

This is why I just abandon the SGS3 and got an Nexus...will be upgrading to the New Nexus come November 5th!!

Cause this is some Bull SH*T!!!!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:19 2

8. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Upgrade to the Verizon Nexus and you'll be waiting longer than any other branded OEM device for updates, hooray carriers.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:20 1

9. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


While the OS is important, I absolutely LOVE the resolution/screen size of my Galaxy Note...

If there was a nexus Phablet, I would jump to that... but since there isnt...

I can only wait PROBABLY 4-8 months for AT&T to finally vet the JB update...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:24

11. Sniggly (Posts: 7121; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'll still go for something like the Razr Maxx HD (or an equivalent Motorola product) if I can because that's the hardware I prefer, but I am so, so tired of the length of time involved in getting these updates out, especially when they still brick devices and/or can cause other issues.

With ICS I sort of understood.

But with Jelly Bean, which is such a minor update compared to ICS, it's f**king ludicrous.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:19

7. MartyK (Posts: 716; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I wish the Note-2 can come with pure Android instead of Samsung UI on top of it.

Why don't they (OEMs & Carriers) give the consumers a choice to go with pure Android or their UI?.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:22 2

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7121; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Because they hate stock Android.

And frankly, stock Android still isn't quite as user friendly as the skins, seems like. At least, that's what our Verizon liason claims.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:26

12. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


"Samsung Galaxy S III to get Android update in October according to the manufacturer"

You could have just said Jelly Bean update. I know you need the page views, but this is just insulting.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 06:01

13. structureman116 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


How about an announcement on when JB is going to be pushed out OTA to the damn VZW Galaxy Nexus!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 09:14

14. harpdogg (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 May 2012)


In August it was september, in September its October, let me guess what it will be in October?...

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