Manufacturers of Android smartphones or tablet devices often get blamed for the late rollout of new versions of the operating system, but it can often be down to the individual carriers for holding the updates up. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in many areas have been enjoying the Jelly Bean update for a while now, but over in the US for some users there is still no sign of it, although there are now claims it will hit AT&T any day.
PopHerald are reporting that they have been tipped off that the Jelly Bean update will be arriving for AT&T users next week, and will be the Android 4.1.2 version of Jelly Bean as well. Previously we wondered if the Jelly Bean update would hit AT&T flavoured versions of the Galaxy S3 next in the US, with customers of Verizon then getting it afterwards.
There have been leaks of the Verizon version of the operating system already but the carrier doesn’t have a great history of quickly releasing software updates to its customers. Other carriers such as T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular have yet to provide any details about the update, but this compares to Sprint users that have been enjoying the update for a while now.
Samsung has already made the update available for many users outside of the US with more than thirty countries already getting a taste of Jelly Bean on the handset, but again this is reliant on carriers pushing out the update.
In the UK for instance customers of O2, Vodafone and Three were among the first to receive Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on their Galaxy 3’s, but owners of unlocked models had to wait slightly longer. Meanwhile Orange and T-Mobile customers still have no time line for the updates release at the time of writing.
Owners are advised to keep checking for the update via the Samsung KIES desktop application if they don’t receive the notification for an OTA update. Various owners of Android hardware can be left frustrated waiting for software updates to arrive especially when other versions are already running it.
Are you fed up of waiting for Android Jelly Bean to arrive on your Samsung Galaxy S3?
UPDATE: Jelly Bean 4.1.1 is now available for your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3, more info right here.