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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81. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lol i bet those s3 users all do alot more then that stretch toy others use troll off back to apple land where the smell of BS fills the air

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30890; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's bad news for gs3 owners, but hey the gs3 is hella tight like it is. Just gotta b patient

47. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

This may be a good thing. When 4.2 is released in October/November, maybe Samsung will work with the 4.2 build of Jellybean and not the 4.1.1 Waiting may be a good thing but it still sucks tho.

48. Savage unregistered

This is one thing I absolutely despise about Android. The problem with OEMs is that they are too obsessed selling their flagships with their own stupid UI atop Vanilla Android that they don't wanna make a Nexus phone with decent hardware. Updates take months to come by, an older flagship is forgotten and the average consumer doesn't wanna buy a Nexus due no micro-sd card slot. This needs to change otherwise it'll be Android version 6 on Nexuses, when Gingerbread's era is finally over for other droids.

50. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm really enjoying Jelly Bean on my month old Droid Razr M you guys, it's so butter smooth. ;)

51. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I think I will look forward to the newer software update from Google where it relegates these updates to a customization area and allow faster updates of the system through its own servers of the base system itself.

53. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

by then Samsung will be talking Galaxy S 4 and no one will even care about Jelly Bean on the S3. I'm not surprised at all. This upgrade process is part of the Google Experience/Game. So much for flashship device!

55. Superpiff

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

Everybody should really take matters into their own hands and learn to root its easy you don't have to be tech savy all you need is reading and comprehension

82. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Some folks like having their warranty intact though

56. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Not really surprised at this, but at least it's better than 1-2yrs later like the the original Galaxy S devices. I guess that's why I'm planning on getting the Note 2.

64. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I will never buy another Samsung. I'm going to switch to HTC. They have better phones, and better updates.

68. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Ray, lovin' how you immediately throw the blame on Samsung when you later suggest the more probable scenario: that it's the carriers' fault. Look, it's not great, but 2013 is only two months away. It'll go pretty fast.

116. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I don't really know how it's the carriers fault, when every single carrier version is delayed. I understand if one or two carriers want to test the update more before releasing it, but all of them?

69. bhagi108

Posts: 21; Member since: May 09, 2012

Soon will be giving-up my sgh-t999 for the Huawei Ascend D1 XL U9510E those updates via the carriers are always forever to drop

70. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Another reason why people will wait for Note II

83. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yeah, but the Note2 comes with JB, what will happen when the K-dessert comes out?

74. Hemlocke unregistered

The easiest solution is to upgrade to the phone on your carrier that has the highest resale value, sell it, then just buy an international model of whatever the newest flagship device is. The development on the international S3 crushes the U.S. version development, just as it did on the S2. Or, just buy a Nexus.

84. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

That's actually a valid idea, Hemlocke. I'm mildly surprised. That said, why would someone buy a carrier-locked version from someone when they could use that money instead to get the same international model? Not only that, international models don't work on all carriers. Pretty much most international versions will work on AT&T for 2G and 3G, and T-Mo for 2G (3G for some, like Nokias with pentaband antennas), and, by extension, TracFone, StraightTalk, SimpleMobile, etc, but SOL for CDMA carriers

94. Superpiff

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

In response to your reply you can restore your phone back to stock you can also reset the flash counter if you happen to have a Samsung phone so your argument is invalid

100. Hemlocke unregistered

Yeah, CDMA folks get left out in the cold. Usually, the highest resale value is the newest iPhone, which is why my contract is timed pretty close to those releases. The reason people buy the carrier branded phones is because most can be unlocked to use on prepaid networks where the hottest phones aren't available, or if they are, they are more expensive than buying them from someplace like XDA. I've had a boatload of different phones in the last 12 months because of XDA and E-bay availability.

75. cncrim

Posts: 1584; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

My next phone will be the nexus

86. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

I'm done with Android... back to Windows I go, smh

90. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

God damn carriers need to keep the ass away from phones and just let the OS and OEM do whatever they want. We DONT WANT OR NEED your crap bloatware on out devices.

96. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Look at me and my outdated play toy!! All the brainless sheep want one for iChristmas!! Eh emm, "BAHHHHHH!!!!"

97. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

lol, just root and go. my wife had her phone less than an hour before we had it running cm10 with the 4.1.2 update. i don't understand how so many people don't try and root phones as long as they come with an unlocked bootloader things go pretty easy

98. Superpiff

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

That's what I said and I got a thumbs down for some reason I guess people would rather be stuck and complain rather than explore other options

99. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

So that means my RAZR MAXX could get it before the S3 haha.

101. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh you finally got a Razr eh mas? ;D i guess really the only thing you had to transition to was living without that wonderful keyboard. how are you doing with that?

103. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I love it, the screen is way better and the battery life is phenomenal. I don't think I could ever go back to a sub 3300 mAh battery again. Btw the transition is pretty easy except it makes commenting on here a little harder, but definitely worth it.

104. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

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