Leaked document shows Sprint version of Samsung Galaxy S III to get Jelly Beaned on October 25th

Leaked document shows Sprint version of Samsung Galaxy S III to get Jelly Beaned on October 25th
Android 4.1 rolls out to the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III starting tomorrow

Android 4.1 rolls out to the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III starting tomorrow

A leaked document reveals that Sprint's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III will start to receive Android 4.1 on Thursday, October 25th. First thing that Sprint customers who own the device need to realize is that even though the update is coming OTA, it doesn't reach all Samsung Galaxy S III owners at the same time. According to the nation's third largest carrier, it will take a few weeks for the update, L710VPALJ7, to reach all variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III branded with the Sprint name.

At the beginning of the month, a leaked version of the Jelly Bean update was made available to Sprint owners from XDA developers forum, although it was not the same build as the update coming from the carrier. Android 4.1 brings some great features such as the smooth as silk scrolling of Project Butter and Google Now, which brings you timely information that you need to know, uh, now.

source: XDA

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Galaxy S III Sprint
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(9.20h talk time)

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30 Comments

1. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I'll believe it when I see it. If so, awesome job to both Samsung and Sprint.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

PA remember what happened the last time you took truth into a rumor that turned out to be a hoax? Take every rumor with a grain of salt.

24. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Its an official software update listing from their internal network. Its legit, Ive seen it, but being the Android hater you so love to project to everyone... ...yah its probably a Photoshop rumor, Mxyzptlk.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Everything should be taken with a grain of salt until officially confirmed.

27. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I agree with you. They've had these "official" updates in the past and haven't updated until like two months later...

2. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

And Verizon's Galaxy SIII will get it October 25th as well.........October 25th, 2013.

4. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

^^^^ hahahaha^^^^^

6. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

you really beleive this lmaooo

11. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Classic!

23. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

LOL...LOVE IT!!! You are probably 100% right!! I have stopped looking at my "update system" on my phone

3. .GsmArena.

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

So who will be getting this.....?

5. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Sprint is trying to step up it's game, that's what's up. SGnex-JB SG3 -JB

7. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yus! Score! Ill have jb on both my devices B) Ics notifications are ok. But once you get used to jbs it gets hard to go back.

8. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Also... JB for the SGSII, Sprint. Please. With haste!

9. e.wvu unregistered

Right after I just sold my S3 and canceled my Sprint contract today. Lol.

13. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

What made u bolt on sprint?

16. e.wvu unregistered

Horrible service in my area. Slow 3G speeds and terrible call service quality. My friend, who has AT&T, and I tested our data speeds on 3G and he was able to listen to music on Spotify and go on Facebook at the same time, while I was only able to be able to listen to Spotify (rarely) and wasn't able to even load up Facebook. It even took me a couple minutes to load up Google the other day, believe it or not. Just shows how terrible Sprint is in my area. Yes, they are the most affordable in my area (even given a %21 discount on bill) but the service I get isn't worth it.

10. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

" it will take a few weeks for the update" wow what is the excuse now.. different screen size?. weather?. color of the device?.. so basically it may not be available right away... wow.. Android.. the more I know you the more I love leaving

14. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Dude their are plenty of apple sites where you would fit in. Why do you come back here?

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the same could apply to fandroids..

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Toasty!

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Ask Sprint not us.

18. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

And the more we love that you left.

20. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

For the same reason as iOS6 just had 60% adoption rate even after 1 month in US/CANADA. Attend few more Apple brainstorming sessions in Apple Campus and equip yourself to argue like a grown up ... as for knowing Android you don;t even know iOS fully yet ... Android is far beyond your grey matter :)

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

yes you are right Android is more advance but it doesn't matter when less than 10% has the updated version... and Android is so advance that is controlled by american carriers on the iggest cellphone market.. yesss

28. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Yeah, this is the one thing about Android that I find annoying. I wish there was some universal update method like Apple does with no carrier stalling, but you can just plug your phone in, it backs it up, installs the update, and restores it. I'm happy with everything else. :)

29. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You apparently do not know Android very well...the "few weeks" comment is talking about regualr customers getting the on screen message that there is an OTA avaible. You can force your phone to check now by going to Menu - System Update - Update Firmware. What does your Sprint GS3 say when you do that? I've been on the JB roms all month so I won't get the OTA but others I work with on non-rooted phones were able to download the update using the manual check. Plus there is always Odin!

12. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Delete

19. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Just four days before the Key Lemon Pie release... I think they are releasing now to have one excuse when the clients start to screaming for the 4.2. "We just release one update. We are now studying the possibilites for the next update and will make an announcement as soon as possible." A couple of month after... "We will be realising the update of Samsung Galaxy SIII for android 4.2 in Q4 of 2013"

30. techaman unregistered

okay so I did the manual download for jelly bean and so far I love it so much more dictation on the Voice app and you can also control a lot more things the fluidity Is also good

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