Samsung Galaxy S III getting Jelly Bean around end-Q3, Galaxy S II, Note and Note 2 updates coming soon after

Samsung Galaxy S III getting Jelly Bean around end-Q3, Galaxy S II, Note and Note 2 updates coming soon after
The Samsung Galaxy S III is clearly Samsung’s biggest hit at the moment - the device is selling by the millions and so far we’ve heard the 10 million figure tossed around. No wonder it will be the first Samsung device to get updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (not counting the Galaxy Nexus, that is).

Website Sam Mobile has now used its inside sources to share the rumors that the Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy S III has passed the testing stage and engineers are working on the public release of the update. So far, expectations are that the Samsung Galaxy S III will get Jelly Bean around the end of the third quarter to the beginning of Q4 2012. Nothing is official, just rumors, though.

Other phones to get bumped up to Android 4.1 soon are the Samsung Galaxy S II which still has solid sales and the Galaxy Note, as well as the upcoming second-generation Note.

Big news here is that this once again reiterates whispers about the Samsung Galax Note II launching only with Ice Cream Sandwich on board and not the latest Jelly Bean.

For the Galaxy Note and Note II the Jelly Bean update seem very probable, while for the Galaxy S II testing is still underway. So far, there’s no reason not to update it, but if Samsung engineers happen to find one, at least a value pack update is certain. The three phones are said to get Jelly Bean in Q4 2012.

source: Sam Mobile

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44 Comments

1. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

It is so.obvious that the note 2 will get the 4.1 update. Hope my note gets it

8. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

My toooooo

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me2....

29. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

That would be just mine Note 2:) Hang on is this Taco50 who is giving us thumbs down lolzzzzz comeon mate we jus hate you and Apple :)

2. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

"Samsugn" :)

7. EvilAndroid

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

"Samsugn Galaxy S III" :p

3. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

I'll believe it when the update starts rolling out. Samsung has a record of telling you an update is coming and then not delivering for months later. Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Q1 2012 ring any bells?

5. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Oh please, they do even worse. Galaxy S2/Note still didn't get the ICS update in the Middle East/North Africa region

27. kimoz

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

s2 and note got ics in middle east

6. wendygarett unregistered

It's not Samsung fault... Blame Sam Mobile... the one who create all this hype... Sgs2 update is suppose to be at March 2012 but sammobile the one who announced at December 2011...

4. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i hope touchwiz is still as good and user friendly while I hope S voice is scrapped with GNow.

19. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

i guess there will be both because GNow comes with JB and S voice samsungs own app.

42. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

Jellybean imprint will be bigger

9. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I will never buy another Crapsung!

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Any reasons why are you disappointed? :)

13. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

He's just trolling. The SGS3 is selling extremely well because its an amazing device.

36. yazlikvillam

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

amazing can you please tell me what makes it amazing i have never had a phone broke twice in 20 days thats so called amazing s3

39. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Broke? Its a phone with a huge touch screen, any phone with a touch screen can break if you are stupid or unlucky. The mighty RAZR can break and even the iPhone. So if you're too clumsy or dumb to keep your phone is your hand, that's your own fault.

35. yazlikvillam

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

why eveeybody dislike bayhuy? he never said anything wrong first time i bought samsung and it will defo be last time bought it 20 days ago first went to service sound problem now went for crack around metalic area samsung trying to claim its users fault never even dropped the phone thats how cheaps they build stop all this fan boy nonsense compare build quality to SONY HTC APPLE will never buy crapsung as well!!

40. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

We dislike idiots who whine and troll these articles.

11. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

I will never buy a Icant phone lol

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least they get timely updates rather than six months later. You'd think with JB being an incremental upgrade it would be out sooner. Leave it up to Samsung to take their time on it.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, it's not as important to get the updates quickly when your closest competitor is still being your last release.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, it's not as important to get the updates quickly when your closest competitor is still behind your last release.

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Timely updates. Good one. Care to explain why the 3GS only gets like 10% of iOS 6 features?

12. kunyuk

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

I hope sgs2 will get jellybean.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Verizon will be last in line in the US.

15. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Every ICS device should get JB. Its a much improved optimization. If the Nexus S can run JB there's no excuse for any dual core device with 1GB of RAM. Tho I'm sure some devices won't just for the sake of being forgotten. But its good Galaxy S2 and Note users will also be getting it.

18. WinC76 unregistered

LG Optimus 2X for example.

28. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The Rezound won't get it.

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