Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update release frustrations
There are still many owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 still waiting for the Jelly Bean update to arrive on their handsets, while the first recipients of the new software have been enjoying the new operating system for a number of weeks now. As each week goes by more carriers are announcing the availability of the software with the latest being Vodafone in Australia, but there are still Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update release frustrations for many users.
The carrier took to its website yesterday to announce the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update would start being pushed out to customer’s handsets from Monday the 26th of November at 1PM AEDT via an over the air update. As with most updates this one will see a staggered release so the carrier is asking its customers to be patient while they wait for the update to arrive.
Users can also use the Samsung KIES desktop application to apply the update if they prefer, and comes after we heard that customers of Canadian carrier Rogers would have to wait a little longer for the update to arrive on their phones.
There are still many Galaxy S3 owners in both the UK and US still waiting for the update, with customers of T-Mobile recently started to see the new software in the US after Sprint beat everyone to the punch and released it first, but we are still waiting for customers of both AT&T and Verizon to get access to the Jelly Bean firmware.
This comes as Google have recently started to rollout Android 4.2 to Nexus devices and you would have thought it wouldn’t be too many months before this was released for the Galaxy S3. The later Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software has been tipped to begin rolling out to the Galaxy S3 from next month with the software already being tested by Samsung, and an early leaked ROM of the software has even been seen running on the older Galaxy S2.
Android 4.1.2 is also believed to bring a number of features that are already found on the Galaxy Note 2, but this is at a time where many owners are still running Android ICS. It’s becoming a growing problem on the Android platform with handset manufacturers pushing out software updates, only to see the various carriers holding them up, with some more guilty than others.
While there is nothing wrong with Android 4.0, owners of the Galaxy S3 may have friends that have the same handset but on a different carrier showing off the new features that Jelly Bean brings to the smartphone.
Are you still waiting for Jelly Bean to arrive on your Galaxy S3?