Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to roll out Jelly Bean to the Samsung Galaxy S III: update starts today
posted by Victor H. / Oct 25, 2012, 9:28 AM
Sprint is rolling out the JB update to the Galaxy S III starting today, so if it still hasn’t appeared on your device feel free to just tap on Settings and manually check if you can update.
The Jelly Bean update is an incremental one, but still it’s hugely important for the fact that it smoothens out the slight lag in the animations on Google’s platform. With Jelly Bean, Android becomes nearly perfectly smooth, and that’s due to the introduction of triple buffering. The update also brings features like Google Now, and many others.
It’s an OTA update and here is Sprint’s official statement about this:
Have you gotten it already? How does it look?
- 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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Haven't seen a update yet... :(
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 9:41 AM 0
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Even if you force update: setting/app/all/ g.serviceframe work/ clear data/ and then system update didn't help?
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 10:42 AM 4
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im pretty sure they have the update on xda. no need for sprint to do it just download it from xda because ill bet my house someone posted it there already
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 3:17 PM 1
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posted on Oct 28, 2012, 12:41 PM 1
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Verizon needs to get their sh*t together...i guess i`ll have to wait another couple months.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 9:41 AM 12
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Hey, it takes time to make certain you strip every extra bit of functionality out of a device. The SGS3 is an amazing device - it's not easy to lock it down and cripple it. I mean, Verizon wouldn't want people to get anything extra out of it that they could charge for.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 1:09 PM 3
Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012
Dont be jealous any updates sprint phones get all I have is customers complaining about features not working. Im waiting for the calls to flow in.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 9:51 AM 1
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Not gotten it yet, but I must say my Sprint Galaxy S3 is the best phone I have ever owned! Can't wait until it's gets even better. And the news about the dual screen update in December is awesome too.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 9:57 AM 7
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I hope to get my 4.2 update shortly after the Gogle announcement comming up. It feels good to know i dont have to wait. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about my gs3 on Verizon... if Sprint is getting the update today, then it will most likely be at least 3 months until i get the update from Verizon. Why did i switch from Sprint for a better network when i'm in wifi most of the time?
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 12:08 PM 1
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what this article doesnt say is that it may take a couple of weeks for the update to reach all Sprint SGIII owners
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 1:01 PM 1
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It will take a few weeks to reach them OTA, but anyone can force update. Not a big deal
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 2:28 PM 1
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Probably not many, but most users don't even know there is an update until their device tells them there is. My iPod didn't tell me I could update to iOS 6 until about 2 weeks after it was released; though I knew there was an update, I wouldn't have known unless it told me or if I hooked it up to iTunes, which I haven't done since it crashed almost a year ago when I jailbroke it and I had to restore.
posted on Oct 25, 2012, 3:01 PM 2
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