Unlocked Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean release imminent, US MIA

The team here on Phones Review try and keep our readers up to speed with all the Android update news, and in the last few days some owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 have been finally receiving the Android Jelly Bean update. Now there are reports that the unlocked version of the Galaxy S3 should receive Jelly Bean soon, but the US still waits.

Over the last few days the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update has been rolling out across Europe with the likes of Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom getting in on the action. In the UK only users on the likes of Three, O2, and Vodafone have been getting the new software, while owners of unlocked versions have been left waiting.

Now though according to The Christian Post there have been no real problems with the update since being released in the country, which should mean that unlocked handsets may get the update by the beginning of November. O2 had to briefly halt the release of the software late last week before resuming the rollout yesterday, but so far there have not been any big reports of any problems.

While some of our readers have stated that they are customers of the carriers pushing out Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3, but have yet to receive the new software. Samsung will be looking to get the update out to all the carriers in the country and make sure there are no issues before releasing it to SIM free versions of the handset, which can obviously be used on any carrier.

Meanwhile users over in the US are still waiting for the update to arrive, and have only heard it will be available in the coming months and maybe not until 2013. This continues the waiting game that many owners of Android smartphones experience before seeing their device upgraded to a newer version of the operating system.

While some users obviously get frustrated at this other’s just get on with enjoying their handsets until the update is available. Do you get fed up waiting for new versions of Android to be released?

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15 thoughts on “Unlocked Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean release imminent, US MIA”

  1. Reply
    Ajc1973 says:

    Jelly bean and touch wiz had a bug that caused high power drain… Samsung was set to release in September. But had to work that major bug out. First

  2. This is another case of samsung not carring about the owners of there products….Well I for one will never ever buy and thing with the samsung name on it again….Time to get another Iphone for at least all phones are updated together….Samsung could not get it right so they are blaming google…

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      Danny Dodge says:

      for some reason the official cable that came with some s3’s wont connect properly to the computer, try another usb cable. I’d imagine its a slightly differently engineered cable to charge more efficiently but the result is that they don’t work in some computers.

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        Krakkin says:

        The cables are standard, nothing special about them. The charger heads (the part that plugs into the wall) are also standard. When plugged into the computer, it charges slower than being plugged in. That’s called trickle charging. Jellybean releases USB charging, which allows you to charge normal from your computer. Although I’m not sure if there are limitations to that or not. Looking more at driver issues as a possibility.

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    Katrina says:

    Ridiculous that carriers get the update first yet the more expensive sim free phones with no pointless bulky software have to wait for the update!… Makes no sense at all.

  4. Had a locked Desire that too ages to get updated to Froyo, SIM free versions got it first.
    Now have a SIM free S3 and the locked S3’s get ICS first. Irony.

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    Paul S says:

    I got the update notification on my UK unlocked SGS3 this morning.I’m downloading the update this minute, via Kies. It’s so sloooow….

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    Ryan says:

    I have a” Software update widget “on home screen, and it has changed in design. It now has a” red circle “and a capital ” N” to the right corner ? Does this indicate an update , if so still can not get one , just a message ?

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    roy says:

    Mine is sgs3 unlocked from o2 uk one….i was downloading conitnusly 4.1 through air….while installing in middle its saying instaling failed….nearly 10 times i downloaded it… am thinking s3 sucking only for meeee

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