Samsung Galaxy S III to get Android update in October according to the manufacturer

Samsung Galaxy S III to get Android update in October according to the manufacturer
On Tuesday, Samsung finally passed along a confirmed date when owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III will receive the Android 4.1 update. The Korean based manufacturer told CNET that the update will come as soon as October. The only problem is that this news is meant for the U.K. version of the flagship phone which means all bets are off if you and your Samsung Galaxy S III reside in another country.

If you live in the U.K. and October seems too far away, you can always purchase one of the 4G enabled models for Everything Everywhere. The first 4G pipeline to have an English accent, EE's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III not only comes with 4G, but also has Jelly Bean installed out of the box. If you live in one of the 16 U.K. cities where EE has service, you don't have to wait for the update.

With the news coming directly from Sammy, you might expect to see SIM-free models get the update first. This makes sense since each carrier has to test the update to make sure it is compatible with its network. Hey, you didn't think that it was just the carriers in the states that did something like that, did you?  

So what about the update for other parts of the world? There have been a number of  leaks that didn't pan out including one that called for a late August update for the international version of the phone. To avoid disappointment, your best bet is to wait for an official confirmation from Samsung or your carrier.

source: CNET (UK)

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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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14 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This should make a big difference on the S3.... Can't wait.

2. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

I will be patiently waiting

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

My girlfriend will love Jelly Bean on her new SIII. I'm still pumped to get it on my DROID by the end of the year. Can't wait to install the first leak.

4. phljcnth

Posts: 553; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

October?????? damn that feels like 10 years from now. Thought they're gonna release it alongside iPhone 5's launch. Looks like I'm going with XXDLI5 for now. :(

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Goddamnit, US carriers. Get on the f**kING BALL, will you? October will be the four month mark from when Jelly Bean was revealed. (End of October, but still.) If you wait much longer than that you'll be right up in the time frame when the first US devices saw ICS. I am so goddamn sick of the carriers' update policies. I really am.

6. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

"I am so goddamn sick of the carriers' update policies. I really am" Sniggly I agree with you 100%!!.. This is why I just abandon the SGS3 and got an Nexus...will be upgrading to the New Nexus come November 5th!! Cause this is some Bull SH*T!!!!

8. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Upgrade to the Verizon Nexus and you'll be waiting longer than any other branded OEM device for updates, hooray carriers.

9. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

While the OS is important, I absolutely LOVE the resolution/screen size of my Galaxy Note... If there was a nexus Phablet, I would jump to that... but since there isnt... I can only wait PROBABLY 4-8 months for AT&T to finally vet the JB update...

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'll still go for something like the Razr Maxx HD (or an equivalent Motorola product) if I can because that's the hardware I prefer, but I am so, so tired of the length of time involved in getting these updates out, especially when they still brick devices and/or can cause other issues. With ICS I sort of understood. But with Jelly Bean, which is such a minor update compared to ICS, it's f**king ludicrous.

7. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I wish the Note-2 can come with pure Android instead of Samsung UI on top of it. Why don't they (OEMs & Carriers) give the consumers a choice to go with pure Android or their UI?.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Because they hate stock Android. And frankly, stock Android still isn't quite as user friendly as the skins, seems like. At least, that's what our Verizon liason claims.

12. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

"Samsung Galaxy S III to get Android update in October according to the manufacturer" You could have just said Jelly Bean update. I know you need the page views, but this is just insulting.

13. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

How about an announcement on when JB is going to be pushed out OTA to the damn VZW Galaxy Nexus!!!

14. harpdogg

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2012

In August it was september, in September its October, let me guess what it will be in October?...

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