Vodafone Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update release as O2 stalls briefly
The ongoing saga of Android hardware being updated to later versions of the operating system continue, as handsets that are only a few months old are still waiting to be upgraded. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is arguably the flagship device on the platform, but a large percentage of owners are waiting to see the Android Jelly Bean update, and now we have news of a Vodafone release as O2 update stalls briefly.
Last week we told you that the Jelly Bean update had hit the UK with the champion of unlimited data, Three. Users started to receive the update on Thursday that spread to more customers of the network over the weekend.
Meanwhile the new software update was supposed to kick off on Friday for O2 users, after the carrier took to its Community pages to announce the news. Trouble is the carrier later updated the page to announce there was a problem and the release of Android Jelly Bean was put on hold while they worked with Samsung to work out what was wrong.
Luckily though it now seems a solution to the issue was quickly found as users are reporting that they have received the new software this morning, with some getting it via an over the air update. Rival UK carrier Vodafone also took to their support pages to announce the availability of Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 from today.
The company will be releasing the new software in a staggered release so customers will be notified over the coming days when the update becomes available to them, and it will be pushed out via an over the air update as well. Users are advised to complete the update via a stable Wi-Fi connection as the file size is quite big, and the update can also be done via Samsung’s KIES application.
In the UK that just leaves customers on Orange, T-Mobile, and SIM free owners of the handset, and at the time of writing there is still no news when it will become available for these customers. Now older Samsung hardware, such as the Galaxy S2, has been promised to get Jelly Bean in the coming months according to the company over the weekend.
Has your Galaxy S3 received Android 4.1 Jelly Bean yet?