Samsung Galaxy S III getting a last minute RAM upgrade to muscle up Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy S III getting a last minute RAM upgrade to muscle up Jelly Bean
The Samsung Galaxy S III has been delayed over and over for the US, but while the push back was only for days, it was allegedly not because of bugs, but because Samsung was busy adding more RAM to its flagship so it can chew Android 4.1 Jelly Bean easier when the update arrives.

And that’s great news - the Galaxy S III will undoubtedly become one of the most popular Android devices out there, and getting Jelly Bean running smoothly will mean a lot to Samsung and Google.

Samsung has upped the RAM so the phone “future-proof” as engineers weren’t 100% sure whether 1 gig of RAM would be enough for Jelly Bean and opted for 2GB RAM.

We don’t have any details about when exactly the SGS III will get Jelly Bean, but now it’s clear that Samsung is already working on this and we expect the update to be just as massive as the phone’s launch.

source: TheVerge

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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)

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72 Comments

1. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

AHH.... Samsung.... I see what you did there....

2. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

always wondered why they didnt got with 2gb ram for a super device like this

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

How big of an advancement could jelly bean be to require an extra 1gb ram! Android is evolving fast!

7. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Galaxy Nexus doesn't have 2gb of ram. It will have Jelly Bean.

8. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Galaxy nexus isn't running touchwiz, it is stock.

10. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Also the Nexus S with its 512MB of ram, will have Jelly Bean.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Samsung didn't know what Jelly Bean was going to entail.

4. nohomad

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Victor H. can you please tell me if the Europe version will getting this update too? thank you

5. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

Just when I think Android couldn't get any dumber, they go out and do something like this.... and totally redeem themselves!!!!!!!!!

21. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Sweet avatar!

28. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

LMAO!!!!! Love that wsucoug13...that was freakin awesome. can't believe the 4 tards that gave you a thumbs down. Don't they know that google is going to continue to dominate the smart phone, smart media world from here on out ;-) I'll take one of each please :-D

72. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

yeah i do love android but 2gb for a phone is just massive and unnecessary

6. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Seriously doubt this.

9. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

But doesn't the Galaxy Nexus only have 1gb? Surely it will run smooth on that. I guess we'll see when it gets the upgrade.

14. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

the entire demo was based on how jelly bean made the nexus run faster....

20. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

So why wouldn't it make the SIII run faster?

26. jukenon

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

because the SIII is running touchwiz and touchwiz is a little bit heaver than stock android. its more of ensuring that it will run extremely smooth

51. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

yeah, stock OEM ROM usually is 3x heavier than stock android.. but you get all the goodies and eye candies..

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Samsung just wants to make sure it runs super smooth.

13. raifid4

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

ICS seems so outdated now lol

15. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

lol my phone can run ics on 512 mb of ram and 600 mhz processor i don't see why you need 2gb for jelly bean because this is just a performance upgrade

16. daviep

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

The new galaxy 7 tablet that has just been anounced only has 1 gb of ram so the s3 should handle jellybean

17. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

It was announced much earlier than this that the dual core version would have 2gb ram

18. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The international version has 1GB of ram so does that mean that the US variants will handle the update better?

19. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

"as engineers weren’t 100% sure whether 1 gig of RAM would be enough for Jelly Bean and opted for 2GB RAM." Jesus Christ....phone software needs more than 1 gig because they are not sure whether it will be enough to run jelly smoothly?? I'm sorry but that's just pathetic. It means one thing. Google's developers are a bunch of lazy and cheating cows. There was a time when microsoft products needed enermous amount of resources. Now it's upside down. When windows mobile is incredible smooth using only one core and 1/4 amount of ram destined for jelly, google is producing a humongus and retarded cow and samsung's engineers "weren’t 100% sure whether 1 gig of RAM would be enough for Jelly Bean and opted for 2GB RAM."

23. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, it means that Google are producing a much more complex, powerful os, versus Microsoft's more limited approach. You can run minecraft just fine on a 300MHz Celeron PC with 256mb of ram, but try running Crysis on it.

62. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

yes, but do you really think it will need so much power to run efficiently? Don't you think it's...too much as for a phone?

64. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Tell that to the millions of people who love it. Why wouldn't they want to improve? Sure they could go with the app approach and make you wait over a year for minor improvements.

25. ph00ny

Posts: 2033; Member since: May 26, 2011

I wonder if same folks will be singing its praises about not requiring hardware when wp8 comes out. It looks like they're already set on dual core and upgraded gpu

29. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Windows is not a full OS like Android.... Its Linux. Not half baked Like ios and windows. ...

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