The official Jelly Bean OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy S III starts off with Poland

The official Jelly Bean OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy S III starts off with Poland
Poland has the advantage of housing a huge Samsung R&D unit, and some things arrive there before anywhere else, like the leaked original Galaxy Note prototype we saw riding in the Polish metro before the official announcement last year.

Now the Poles are getting treated with another sweet surprise, and it is the first official Jelly Bean OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which is rolling there as we speak. The update brings the typical JB goodies like Google Now and 60fps UI with Project Butter, but also a new notification bar setup, two homescreen modes, and a resizable Pop-up Play video windows, like in the Note II.

We don't know if it is just a limited batch for testing purposes from the Samsung R&D center, or a starting point for the global rollout, but since Samsung confirmed that Android 4.1 is coming to its Galaxy S III in October, we'd wager to guess this is the real deal.

Moreover, Eastern Europe, starting with Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and so on, is also getting the Jelly Bean update, but over there it is via the Kies sync software, not OTA.

Related phones

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)



1. modyt

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Little credit please... :/

2. phljcnth

Posts: 554; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I wish the update will come here in the Philippines asap. :-)

11. prakesh

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

OTA in the philippines:-D nice samsung rocks! android rules!

3. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I wonder when will HTC and Sony going to get JB updates on their flagships too..

5. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Do it in Asia(esp. India) ASAP.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Everyone wants to be first in line for the update. Something tells me that VZW users will see a Note II running JB before they see a GS III JB update from VZW. :-(

9. caseball2051

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

Ive been running jellybean for a couple weeks on verizon already...check out some of the custom ROMs out there. They are great

15. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

An official update is a lot different then custom roms, i mean a lot better.

7. denis_b

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Just saw on sammobile web site that OTA for USA T-mobile is out

8. mkdk7

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

i'm happy and i don't even own gs3


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012


12. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

I'm just downloading it in poland via kies :D happy days

13. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

that's great.. by the time i get my gs3 next week, it will have a sweet jelly bean love right away! hoorah!

14. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

hmm...codeworkx has stopped working on cm10 for s3...:-(

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