Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean AT&T & Verizon saga
The Android Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 seems to be taking its time to reach Galaxy S3 owners, although T-Mobile USA has pushed out the Jelly Bean update to their Galaxy S3, whilst we reported yesterday that the Verizon Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update VRBLK1 has been released but the official version has still yet to come.
Those on T-Mobile can grab the Android Jelly Bean update over the air, or via Samsung Kies. Whilst the Jelly Bean update for the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 was made available to owners back in October, which leaves the two top US carriers still waiting to deliver the official Jelly Bean update to the very popular Android device.
Originally the word was Verizon would deliver the official Android Jelly Bean update to their Samsung Galaxy S3 owners by the 16th of this month, which of course didn’t happen. The VRBLK1 build for Verizon is a leaked ROM that some have said could be the final version of the update, but hasn’t yet gained official approval. So it is possible Big Red will deliver the official update sometime soon.
Of course there are risks to using leaked ROMs, especially if you are not too sure what you are doing, so it might pay to skip that VRBLK1 build and continue waiting for Verizon to get their finger out and actually push out an official Jelly Bean update for your Galaxy S3, although just how long you might have to wait is anyone’s guess.
That leaves AT&T and their Galaxy S3 customers still waiting for the Android 4.1 update. Again we reported back at the beginning of this month that reports were saying the Android Jelly Bean update should arrive for AT&T Galaxy S3 owners by the following week, the second week of November. However, that failed to materialise, and AT&T users are still playing the waiting game.
Outside the USA, old Sammy has made the Jelly Bean update available in over 30 countries, although those customers gaining the update relies on just when their carrier pushes it out.
It does seem somewhat strange that the two top carriers in the United States still haven’t been able to deliver the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update to their Samsung Galaxy S3 owners, and there is still no official word on just when that is likely to happen, which in turn is extremely annoying for those that own the device on those carriers to say the least.
Thus for both AT&T and Verizon customers it looks like you will have to continue the waiting game stage for some time yet, but hopefully both AT&T and Big Red will be able to deliver that Jelly Bean update before the year is out, perhaps as an early Christmas present.
Do any of our AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S3 owners think it’s about time their carrier stopped their heel dragging over delivering the Jelly Bean update? If so feel free to voice your opinion to our comments area below.