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

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Oct 2012, 06:58

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 process and work out a few bugs...

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posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:03 7

1. brar.arsh (Posts: 202; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:54 25

11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:14 8

15. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 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.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:52 14

21. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 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..

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 11:24 1

29. kathtatslee (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)

Maybe he's just talking about the process

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 09:46

25. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

you just got samsunged...

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 09:53 1

26. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 11:26 1

30. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 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.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 12:40 1

31. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 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.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 15:06 1

33. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 15:46 2

34. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 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.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:10 9

2. Maaaaaaaaster (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:54 8

12. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:28 1

3. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:35 1

4. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:36 5

5. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

verizon ? o_O

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:49

10. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:42 2

6. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 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.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:48 6

7. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Nov 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 ..

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:49 2

9. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 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.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:08 1

14. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Nov 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 .

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 17:11

35. 8logic (Posts: 152; Member since: 05 Mar 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.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 22:48

38. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Thats what im saying

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:41 2

20. buccob (Posts: 2732; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 07:49 7

8. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:34 5

19. MartyK (Posts: 946; Member since: 11 Apr 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.


posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:56 2

23. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 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.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:03

13. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:22

16. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 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.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:25 1

17. raphael007 (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 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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