Jelly Bean coming to International Samsung Galaxy S III next week

Jelly Bean coming to International Samsung Galaxy S III next week
The GT-i9300 is getting Jelly Bean next week. If you don't remember what phone that model number relates to, it's the International version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. This comes from sources for Android Central who are familiar with Samsung's plans. Once the August 29th Samsung Unpacked event is over (and presumably Sammy packs up), the Android 4.1 update will start rolling out across the globe, including the United Kingdom.

Besides getting the usual Jelly Bean features like Google Now, the update will also bring new features to the International Samsung Galaxy S III through TouchWiz. These include the new "dormant mode" that improves notifications and alerts, and an "easy mode" for, well, easy home screen functionality.

So where does this leave those sporting the Qualcomm S4 powered version of the sizzling hot Android smartphone? Besides being a little envious, it leaves them just a bit closer to getting Android 4.1 on their device.

source: AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012


15. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

you can update the third leaks which I believe the final leak from XDA. I updated mine with Odin and every run super smooth, google voice is fast! and whole thing is butter smooth. There are changes but i'm not gonna list here so have fun

17. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

They better not do the same thing that they did with my S2. I love my ICS update, but it took a long time. It wasn't the fact that it took a long time that bugged me, it's that they kept promising a release date and kept postponing it. For months. Ugh.

2. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

what about the vzw gnex? i bought this phone to get timely updates. pfft. i hate verizon.

10. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I feel you on that. I got my VZW GNex hoping the same thing, while the GSM versions have Jelly Bean all us Americans are waiting on our carriers to approve the update.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Hahahaha the Galaxy S3 will get JellyBean before Verizons Galaxy Nexus. Oh come on Verizon

4. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It's also gonna get it before the HTC one x. So much for " HTC is better than Samsung with updates".

12. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

better to install different stock shouldn't loose your warranty

5. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

what about Galaxy s2? why can't they update all galaxy series models?

6. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Because they want you to buy a SGS3 or SGN2

18. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It's funny how fast they can update when they really want to

7. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

I think they will update the Galaxy S II to Jelly Bean, just not as quickly. It still shouldn't be long after though.

16. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

S2 and note should around around September and October

9. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This means nothing to US owners like me cuz well prob have to wait another 2 months atleast until we see any signs of this update.

11. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

yeah baby

13. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

YES! i will update my S III :) GO SAMSUNG!!!

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

What? The GS3 is getting the update before the US Nexus? Verizon and Sprint, what's wrong? Google should really step in at this point. Jelly Bean has been out for more than a month, and it still isn't available for the Nexus in the US. It's ready, just for some reason they don't want to roll it out yet.

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