Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy S II could rollout next month

Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy S II could rollout next month
One of the major complaints from Android users is the long time they wait for major platform updates. As Vodafone explained the other day, there are certain things that have to be done and there is always the testing and the back and forth between a carrier and the manufacturer before an update can be sent out.. While most Android users now expect a long wait between updates, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III could be receiving the Android 4.1.1 update as soon as next month. This is according to sources for Sammobile who say that while no set date had been decided on for the rollout, it could be in the August/September period.

The news is allegedly good for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II as well. The initial testing of the update has gone well and with the device still considered to be in demand (albeit at a reduced price), there is some talk of updating the model as quickly as the sequel. The source for Sammobile says that the current thinking on the part of the Korean manufacturer is to push out the update for the Samsung Galaxy S II if the one for the Samsung Galaxy S III goes smoothly.

The insider also pointed out that Samsung's main focus is on quickly rolling out the latest software builds for its high-end models. As a result, we could see the Samsung GALAXY Note receive the Jelly Bean update following the two handsets.

Looking at the off-on-off again update news relating to the HTC Desire HD and Android 4.0, nothing about this part of the smartphone industry is written in stone and as such, you should be heading for your salt shaker at this very minute.

source: Sammobile via Phandroid



1. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Looking good Samsung. Looking very good. You have improved so much over last year as far as your update process. Continue this and you will continue to be the number 1 maker of Android devices.

8. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i want the update for my galaxy note


Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012


39. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

ICS was updated twice already for Note (4.0.3 and 4.0.4). Even the AT&T version is on ICS...

47. anonymous39356

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

So what?! I waited this update for 6 month! 6!!! Huawei released ICS stable final update at december, Galaxy Note get it only at may! This is ridiculously slow!

11. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I sent a letter to HTC to do this and other ways to improve their market share and make more profit and hopefully they will get their act together

19. MeoCao unregistered

HTC has actually confirmed they will upgrade their 1X and 1S to JB. For SS this is just rumour and the company said nothing itself.

25. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Too bad they can't multitask.

38. StringCheese01

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

If the GS3 or the GS2 get Jelly Bean before my Verizon Nexus I am going to be PISS*D. Soooo wrong!

54. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

google play said the galaxy nexus will be the first with JB.

41. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I hope they mean for all the galaxy s 3 and not just the international one. My gut says no but I am hoping that with the lawsuits going around it will happen a lot faster since jelly bean is suposed to be a version of android that apple has no reason to try and get a ban of sales for that phone. I have a Verizon one and usually they will take forever as we all know but to have a hold on sales for even a week is a huge loss in money for all. I personally think the way Verizon goes about with the long waits is stupid and does nothing to help anything. Along with there practice of denying knowledg of anything and saying well we know as mutch as the general public about info when all in all that just frustrates consumers and I know they lose customers that way. I had a galaxy nexus and I know if they take that long on a nexus phone than it does not look good for my new s3. Also I have noticed that ever since I had my Samsung omnia that Verizon does not really do much for Samsung phones and almost seems like they divert people from buying Samsung phones and try steering people to Motorola phones. Ever since Verizon became the biggest carrier it seems they have switched from going the extra mile to pleas the consumer to trying to see how much money they can squeeze out of our pocket. I just wish the other carriers can catch up so all four carriers have equal quality in there 4g and other data service as far as coverage and speed are concerned. That way maybe we might see Verizon bring back programs like being able to upgrade at a discount after a year on a two year contract and unlimited data. I don't think unlimited data will ever com back and eventually I think they will try and kick people off in more and more aggressive ways. On the other hand being able to upgrade early I feel will sometimes be implemented when certain phones are released to boost sales. In closing I just not only hope I get my jelly bean ASAP and to wish for the consumer to have the upper hand again for verizom

2. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Dont get mad at Samsung when your Verizon Galaxy S3 won't get the Jelly Bean update..I know Verizon will be the last

9. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Don't forget the nexus

3. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

Nice!... but my hopes aren't up yet..The carrier still has to approve it

36. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Hopefully VZW signs on sooner rather than later....

4. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Can't they fix the bugs in the Galaxy S2 ICS update first? I can't download it because of all the bugs reported.

21. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

What bugs? I have the official 4.0.4 update on my GS2 Skyrocket and it works flawlessly. I also downloaded 3 leaked versions before the official one came out. Those leaked versions had bugs, but the official, at least on my Skyrocket, works great.

31. WinC76 unregistered

The issue is on the international version. Not the Skyrocket. The majority of international GS2s are on 4.0.3 which is quite buggy. There are issues like WiFi not turning on after you try to enable it sometimes. The UI has a few hiccups here and there. There are quite a number of others. Samsung released pretty much a half-baked update. So we're waiting for the 4.0.4 update which should fix things up. But having a 4.1 update sounds even better.

5. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Hopefully they replace S voice with Google Now.

12. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

UGH. Yes. S-Voice is CRAP. They better do this, or else Samsung will officially be the worst updating manufacturer in the history of Android. Especially after the flop that was the SGSII ICS. Oh well. I can't wait for my Pad Infinity to arrive. Asus is better with updates and I'll get Jelly Bean soon. c: /endrant

20. MeoCao unregistered

I agree that S-Voice was just a gimmick and cannot compare even to Siri let alone Google Now, but this was great effort from SS nevertherless.

6. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Go Samsung update firmware on every S series.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it would be amazing if this came to fruition considering how bad Samsung is with Android version upgrades overall but i'll cross my fingers.

40. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

How are they bad on updates? They've pretty much beat or matched everyone else in the industry this time. Only folks that were left out are S1 folks and those couldn't be updated with TW

53. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's bull, lower end Samsung devices are launching with ICS & Nature UX and on top of that Samsung washed ICS out so much with same old TW4 that you can barely tell the difference between a Gingerbread SII and an ICS SII. HTC was the first to start rolling out updates and Motorola and LG made the most improvement with their ICS update builds. Samsung doesn't fall anywhere.

10. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

Hy P.A. is update comes with G-voice for s2

13. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Don't even have it for VZW Galaxy Nexus... Aren't they supposed to get it first!?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Thank Verizon for that.

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

thank yourself for that since you can just flash it yourself. that's the beauty of having a Nexus if you don't remember.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

When you have a Nexus device you shouldnt have to unlock, root, and put a custom rom over it JUST to get an update that has been available for months on Sprint and the GSM version. I'm sorry but Verizon is very well known for slow updates.

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