Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean reaching more users

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?


37 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean reaching more users”

  1. Getagrip says:

    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.

  2. scotty7kids says:

    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…

  3. giggling_monkey says:

    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!!

  4. Mark says:

    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

  5. Michelle SpatRN says:

    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.

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