Phones Review

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean reaching more users

Under: Mobile Phones, Phone Software
By:Gary | December 16th, 2012

Certain owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 are still using the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system on their handset, while some others such as Verizon Wireless users have only just received the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update. Almost two weeks ago though Samsung begun pushing out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system to owners, and now the software update has begun reaching some more users.

The company first began the staggered rollout of the new firmware earlier this month but there are still many users that have yet to receive the new software, but as SamMobile are reporting the update has now reached owners of the smartphone in Korea.

Owners that have the SHW-M440S, SHV-E210S, SHV-E210K and SHV-E210L models of the Korean Galaxy S3 can get the new software via the Samsung KIES desktop application or via the settings on the actual handset.

This latest version of the Android Jelly Bean software will again put US owners of the Galaxy S3 behind users in Europe and Korea, which brings with it a number of new features including some that are found on the Galaxy Note 2.

One of these is the Multi View feature that allows users to run two applications at once and split the display into two sections with each one running a separate application. Other new features will include such things as Page Buddy, customizable Notification panel, and a new keyboard that is similar to the Gesture controlled keyboard that is found in Android 4.2.

Hopefully more countries in Europe will also receive the update in the coming days but there is no telling how long it will take individual carriers to give the firmware update the ok and push it out to customers, as for the time being it seems only unlocked versions of the Galaxy S3 are receiving it.

At the time of writing I have again checked my own Galaxy S3 for the availability of the update without any success. Previously it has been suggested that the handset along with the Galaxy Note 2 will get Android 4.2 early next year, but how long it will take to reach users in the US is anybody’s guess. You would have thought though that the likes of Verizon will get the next update pushed out quicker than it did for the upgrade from Android ICS.

Has your Samsung Galaxy S3 received Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean yet?

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and via our apps: Android and iPad.

Read More About:
, ,

  • yash

    nope

  • jon

    Nope still waiting I want this update more than I wanted jelly bean…. cant wait… using samsung galaxy s3 (sgh-t999 t-mobile) branded usa

  • Getagrip

    Verizon S3 Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Yeppers, however the smoothness does not seem to be there, very little differnce in speed, slower full screen load after boot. Appears to be improving overtime. I think some issue is app compitibility, not being uodated to the change.

  • navin

    nope..nt yet in india

  • Derek

    Just updated.

  • joanne

    not yet — philippines

  • doomsday

    I want to get this update before we die!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001535172791 Aanish Imtiaz

    I’m in UK and no update for almost 10 days

    • scotty7kids

      have you not tried to update it “other” ways?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001535172791 Aanish Imtiaz

        no, I don’t understand by ‘Other’ ways, If you mean root and rom then no, I won’t start doing that untill next year

  • Georges

    Not yet Beirut

  • Ricky

    No, here in El Salvador is not aviable yet.

  • scotty7kids

    got the update – just downloaded the 4.1.2 firmware and flashed my phone with Odin…works like a charm, unbranded my device and its a million times better…

  • petillav

    Yes … from Philippines

  • John

    The Bahamas not yet,

    my samsung s3 is unlocked

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Guildenstern-Isdead/100003196449256 Guildenstern Isdead

    I just checked and update was available. Updated.

  • Tiger

    Some carriers like Tigo in Colombia but not Movistar

  • Jeremy

    Currently updating as I type this. Michigan, USA

  • carolina1nlv

    NO in Vegas

  • darts

    Yep I have the 4.1.1 update

    • cyberninjaX01

      this is for the 4.1.2 update matey

  • falcon2

    yes in Hong Kong

  • Deepesh

    Yes. India

    • Raghu

      hi bro is it true ur received Android 4.1.2 on OTA

  • woody

    Had it for few weeks just go on you tube watch cursed 4 eva tutorialon how to install it its simple no root needed

  • not sad

    It’s only an update!…get a life you sad dull people!!

    • sdfsdfs

      stfu low life

  • naptic

    downloading now

  • http://twitter.com/markthomas007 Mark Thomas

    No ,,Virgin Australia come on Richard lets update grrrrr

  • giggling_monkey

    just updated my phone with new soft ware.. and im not liking it at all :(
    now my phone will not vibrate when on vibrate mode :/ and i cant work out how to fix it, ive looked through all the settings..it vibrates for everything else except calls and txt msgs on vibrate mode.. in need of help!!

  • RobbieTpa

    I just got the 4.1.1 update today. Some changes but to soon to tell.

  • Ahmed Sayed

    I hope multi view works perfectly. More important. I hope it comes to egypt. :-(

  • Don W.

    Mine and my son’s got it Friday 12/14/12. Much better response to toch and quicker on all applications.

  • Mark

    Mine did this u need to go in to text messages then Menu button and settings – you then have a vibrate option which is near the bottom of that screen click it and all should start to work

  • Michelle SpatRN

    My Samsung GS3 (verizon) recently received the update jellybean 4.1.1
    not 4.1.2.Can someone please highlight the differences between these two OS. I really want to use the multitasking split screen feature but either I don’t have it yet or I don’t know what I’m doing.

  • deathduck

    Yes in the UK, got 4.1.2 this morning – 20th Dec 2012

  • abdurahmanatti

    not yet in oman.. can u pls help me to upgrade..

Subscribe To Phones Review

Recommend on Google

News By Brand:

Other News:

Phone Networks: