The painful Jelly Bean update rollout for the Galaxy S III resumes

The painful Jelly Bean update rollout for the Galaxy S III resumes
Galaxy S III users did not experience the smoothest update process ever. While the manufacturer started rolling out the update last month, it had to temporarily pause the rollout and work out a few bugs first.

After the first handsets were updated in September, it was quickly discovered that the update package caused a battery drain and a few issues with the interface. It seems that these have now been fixed, as the update process has been resumed in Sweden. Let's hope that Samsung will quickly deploy the update in all other markets as well.

The Android 4.1.1 update that is being released brings a number of cool features to the GS III, including Project Butter, which should make the handset feel even faster and smoother, better notification bar with more options, Google Now and some others.

Did you receive your Jelly Beans yet?

source: SamMobile

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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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40 Comments

1. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Samsung is very slow in Updates, anyways thanks to custom ROMs that I am on JB since the date google released it.. ;) CM10

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

How is Samsung very slow? Compared to what? LG? Sony? HTC? Motorola? Of all android vendors, Samsung is actually the least slow in that regard. Some S3 units got JB even before the frigin Verizon' Nexus did

15. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

gotta agree with darac. of all android OEMs, samsung's support to its devices is unquestionable.. These kinds of pause/stoppage in update roll-outs are common especially when a bug was immediately found.

21. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

How can you call them slow when they are the only smartphone android oem actually rolling out and update where the others have not even begun..

29. kathtatslee

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

Maybe he's just talking about the process

25. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

you just got samsunged...

26. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

I hate to say it. But cm10 still nightrly or m2 not the final stable resease. So nothing is fast except asus tablet

30. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Yes, yes, Samsung is the fastest compared to Sony, HTC, and LG. But the point is.. it's still slow. Two months since the update was officially released, still, no JB update on my S3. Can't complain though, when it's the fastest among all oem's.

31. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I agree. Samsung updates have a history of being horrible. Ever since my wife's Samsung Epic 4G, I will not buy a phone dependant of Samsung phones. I had a HTC Evo 4G when my wife had her Epic 4G. My HTC received many updates, my wife received one and it only made the phone worse. I will ever buy a Samsung again unless it's a Nexus.

33. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Yeah, you are right. Because HTC is releasing Key Lime Pie already.

34. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lol you're judging Samsung based on one experience you had on a device that's like 3 years old. Samsung has been rolling out ICS and even JB updates while the rest(Htc, motorola, sony, lg, etc) are stuck on Gingerbread and basically given up on. Its time to stop living in the last and see the present and future. Samsung is the top android dog for a reason.

2. Maaaaaaaaster

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

yes!!!!!! Lots of unoficiall releases and custom roms. thanks sammy : )

12. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

sammy even sends new models to cyanogenmod for bringing that sweet blue love to his handsets

3. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

When you people going to learn (Nexus) is the only android for updates.....on my Verizon nexus 4.1.1

4. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

I mostly agree, while I do think each phone released should get a least one big update before it dies, I understand the process that each manufacturer/carrier use. Learning how to flash roms is a blessing though..... on my Verizon nexus 4.1.2

5. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

verizon ? o_O

10. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

How long did it take though lol you got dragged through the mud for that Jelly Bean

6. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

No one can beat apple when it comes to rolling out updates. Every iPhone, ipad, iPod touch gets an update on the same day regardless of where they are.

7. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Its very easy when all three run the same exact os. They just upload the update and thats it. Manufacturers do it in groups based on location ..

9. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah correctly said, but not all features. Android OEM's can do something like that, but they are not doing that. Does iPad 2 support SIRI? There are lot of things like that missing. I don't think SIRI requires any special hardware.

14. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I understand what your saying but leaving certain features out doesnt make it harder to do a simultaneous rollout Specially if theyre writing it from scratch which i highly doubt but yea samsung cant do this or any other company because ios is ios no matter what carrier its on android is the opposite .

35. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

no. android oem can't do that, because the carriers want to put in their crap first. look how fast nexus phone get their update with exception to Verizon because they wanna put in crap.

38. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Thats what im saying

20. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

too bad iOS 6 now is on par with android 2.1... But yeah they are fast updating... have fun

8. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

"The painful Jelly Bean update" Ray S. strikes again on android what battery drain? Ray S. tell me that my sgs3 is better than ever!!!!!!!! and from today i have note2 also :D

19. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

You have to understand about Ray & Allen ( get it Ray Allen of ex-Boston). Android can come with 2 years battery on 1 charge; 6 years of free applications; 5 inch screen; your choice of BMW/Mercedes Benz/Lexus to go with your device. Ray & Alan will find something wrong with it. hahahahha

23. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Couldn't agree more these 2 all ways love to put a negative spin or mention apple in android articles... Honestly Samsung is the only oem upgrading there smartphones to jb so they need credit for that... They taking a different approach to updating by country instead of the whole world together.

13. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I wonder why every update starts rolling out from Scandinavian regions?

16. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

But according to gsmarena its a different story. Just 5min of less talktime 1 hour of more web browsing But half an hour less in video playback. Not that much decrease through as Ray has described here.

17. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Some people can t even distinguish carrier or manufacturer update with unnoficial rooted updates. Don't mix them both.....#towhomitmayconcern. Go sammy

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