U.S. versions of the Galaxy S III may not see the Jelly Bean update until 2013 (Confirmed)

Just when we thought that Android phone manufacturers have learned their lesson, it seems the same old story is about to repeat itself...
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131 Comments

15. Aeires unregistered

Every single phone you mentioned is either a carrier modded or OEM modded phone. Not one of them was a Nexus, the true Google experience. Before you throw in the towel, try the real thing first. My Galaxy Nexus received the 4.1 update a couple weeks after Google announced it and it runs perfect, no problems noted. While I can see your frustration and agree it should never have been that way, give credit where credit is due and blame where blame is due. In your case, blame should go to Verizon for screwing things up so badly.

32. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I agree with you 100%. People holla get a GSM Nexus, I have the CDMA (Sprint) Nexus and I am Rocking J-Bean also and loving it. I wish the NOTE 2 came out in a Nexus model then I would be all over it, but I guess I have to wait on all 5 Nexus models to arrive :)

72. Aeires unregistered

I am really loving the LG Nexus leaks but hoping there's a Note style Nexus in the works. If Samsung would release a 5" Nexus screened phone, I'd be all over it if it works on T-Mobile bands. The Note 2 is an impressive beast.

80. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Perhaps not only switch to WP, maybe switch off verizon. They're notorious for not updating phones, as well as overpricing them at launch

10. giantumbi

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Well thats the last draw i planned on selling it anyway and getting A galaxy nexus even the old nexus s gets 4.1.2 so galaxy nexus will Probaly get quite a few more down the line.. or maybe get the lg nexus Comin not sure just tired of all thier B.S.

11. wendygarett unregistered

I don't understand why android users are so anxious yelling for the update... Isn't the icecream sandwich good enough for you guys? Stay positive and move on

37. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

That's right, you don't understand. People buy flagship devices expecting them to treated as such. If we wanted yearly small incremental updates we'd be using IOS.

18. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

It just sucks that I spent 260$ on one of the top android phones and we are being left with old software. Jellybean was announced the end of June and we will most likely see it Jan or Feb on our s3's

20. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yet another reason to exchange if something better comes out. The Force Closes were annoying anyway. I have a case coming for the thin little piece of plastic and glass too...ugh.

21. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Nexus the best value... Or 2013 lol

22. jbjr43

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Imagine that.

23. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

CM10 might already be completed by 2013, haha

24. e.wvu unregistered

Well I'm not dissapointed, though I have the S3, but I preordered the Note II so I'll be getting me some Jellybean. But I feel sorry for those who will be waiting for it. Feel like Samsung letted us down after them saying a month or so ago that the S3 will be getting the update really soon.

25. TimTebow

Posts: 70; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

software is overrated.

26. xoutrageousx

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

Since it's Samsung, this is okay. If it was Apple, they are the worst. This is insane, if I was an S3 user i'd be livid.

54. SleepingOz unregistered

I hope you know it's the carriers' fault.

61. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

how is every carrier in the US at fault for there being a delay here? that's kind of a long shot. xD

118. SleepingOz unregistered

"we presume they might have something to do with carrier testing processes or the slightly different hardware found in those versions of the phone."

128. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Carrier testing will probably be a factor later but if Samsung is coming out to say that there's a delay it's probably something on their end therefore i think it has more to do with the different hardware in the US variants.

65. xoutrageousx

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

That's it's just a sad excuse bro.

119. SleepingOz unregistered

Perhaps, you should've read the article before trolling.

27. DeviantDroid

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

Ok I have the S3 and I love it, very disappointed that I may not see a update until 2013... Big Red better pull something out before that. However all you little kids on here whining about fragmentation and how it unfair that you have to wait for the update.... Well just get over cause no one wants to hear you whine a$$ B!tch3n...

30. bigstrudel

Posts: 586; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Haw haw

35. gu3sswhoo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 04, 2012

Well I have the International version, so I'm just waiting for the update! Soon I hope?!!!!

36. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Who cares, its just an update. By the time we get this one you'll be over it in a couple hours and will be complaining about how you now have to wait for the next update. Go play with a Nexus, my GS3 feels just as buttery smooth! :)

39. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Get an iPhone.

41. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Yeah because then you won't care about updates. Nothing changes. Well unless they decide to implement another Android feature.

40. AllPhone

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

That's why I have the international S3 here in the US. And I am already enjoying Jellybean 4.1.1 (currently waiting for 4.1.2). It is SWEEEEEET!!! By the way it's not rooted either.

44. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

enjoy your sgs3..lol

73. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

hahahaahah love it.
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