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

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Oct 2012, 09:44

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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posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:55

81. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:03

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 24945; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:07

47. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:11

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.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:17

50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:18

51. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:23 3

53. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 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!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:28

55. Superpiff (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:58

82. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Some folks like having their warranty intact though

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:30

56. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 12:12 2

64. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 12:27 2

68. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 20:46

116. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 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?

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 12:28

69. bhagi108 (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 May 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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 12:40 1

70. scsa852k (Posts: 331; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

Another reason why people will wait for Note II

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:59 1

83. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:31

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.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 14:02

84. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 15:17

94. Superpiff (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 17:35

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.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:43

75. cncrim (Posts: 910; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

My next phone will be the nexus

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 14:08 2

86. DechyX (Posts: 142; Member since: 16 May 2011)

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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 14:34

90. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 16:12 1

96. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 16:14 1

97. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 16:38

98. Superpiff (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 16:40 1

99. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 17:37

101. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 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?

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 18:05 1

103. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 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.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 18:17

104. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


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