Orange & T-Mobile Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update vagueness
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been with us for a while now and has sold millions of units around the world, and over the last couple of months the handset has been the centre of attention with regards to the latest Android update for the device. Samsung first pushed the Android Jelly Bean update out at the end of September with it first hitting the UK in the following month, but there is still no sign of the Android Jelly Bean update for the Orange or T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3, which remains a mystery to why there has been no sight of it yet.
In the UK the likes of Three and O2 were among the first carriers to get the Jelly Bean update out to its customers, which was then followed by unlocked versions of the smartphone to start receiving the updated operating system. Fast forward to now around two months later and owners of the device on Orange and T-Mobile still have no official news from the carrier about the availability of the new firmware.
Looking on various support forums there are many frustrated customers with many contacting their carrier asking for information on when the Jelly Bean update will be released. Some have been told by T-Mobile that it would arrive by early December, but obviously this has come and gone, and on contacting the company again were told they have no idea when the new software will arrive.
Customers of the two carriers that are now part of the EE Company will be wondering when they will ever see the update, and this is at a time when customers of US carrier Verizon can expect to see Android Jelly Bean in the next couple of days.
Samsung has recently begun rolling out another Jelly Bean update in the form of 4.1.2 to unlocked versions of the handset, and it was previously expected that Android 4.2 would hit the Samsung Galaxy S3 early next year.
We have heard of some customers of Orange that have received the update already but these claims can’t be confirmed, and there are many more that are saying they have yet to see any update. Some users are wondering if the delay may have something to do with the merger of T-Mobile and Orange to form EE, and many angry customers have said that they will be leaving the carrier once their contract is finished.
Some have decided to use a custom ROM to get hold of the Jelly Bean firmware, but this should only be done if you are confident in such things, and this can invalidate your warranty for the handset.
Are you tired of waiting for Orange and T-Mobile to get their act together?