Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update Landing On August 29th? Maybe, But Don’t Expect It That Day

Samsung’s about to have big month starting with an announcement expected in New York this afternoon to introduce a new Galaxy Note, the new 10.1″ edition. Along with today’s launch, Samsung is also expected to launch the much-anticipated follow-up to their hot selling original 5.3″ Galaxy Note with an event coming on August 29th. That’s not what interests us though, what DOES interest us is a rumor coming out of GSMArena that says Jelly Bean will arrive for the Galaxy S III on August 29th.

Before we get excited, just remember that any release is likely bound for the international versions of the Galaxy S III first, and US carrier availability will only happen after the carriers get their hands on the software and fill it up with bloatware test it out.

At the very least, it’s a date we can set our eyes on with the hopes that any Jelly Bean update isn’t to far off for those of us rocking carrier-branded editions.


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  • 1Sik1500

    One Can only pray!

  • Rfgenerator

    Beware Beware of the Jellybean update if you connect your device to a WPA Enterprise Wireless network.  The ability to connect to WPA Enterprise Wireless networks is broken on the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7.  Google has been mum on this despite bug reports being issued.  They don’t seem to be in any hurry to fix the issue.

    • loueradun

      I am using JB on my sensation (CM10 beta kang) and have no issues connecting to a WPA2 business router that doesn’t broadcast its ssid.

      • Rfgenerator

        I’m not referring to WPA2 with a password, I’m referring to a much more complicated system used by many larger enterprises.  It uses a server and an authentication system with certificates.  The full bug report on this problem is discussed at

    • ccnet005

       I picked up my nexus 7 last night and got it working here on my enterprise wireless with no problem.   Authentication takes place using 802.1x EAP and I’ve had no problems.
      We’ll see what happens when I root the beast in a few days.

  • Jay

    You don’t need the over strike you know it’s true, and it’s usually the stupidest things they can find to install

    • Glen

       Yeah I was laughing at that “fill it up with bloatware” – OOPS I mean “test it out!” Laughed OUT LOUD at that one – BRILLIANT!!!

  • I was going to try to install CM10 on my GS3.  Maybe I will wait a little longer and see how long the “official” release will be.  But like you said… if they load it up with tons of bloatware like it is currently I will probably still make the switch to CM10. 

    • Get_at_Me

      im running cm9(official) on mine…. awesome…. cm10(unofficial port) was decent but i got random reboots with it

  • good news?

  • Robb

    Great news I think. I got a nexus 7 today and though I didn’t try everything but I can’t wait to see it on my sgs3. Hopefully we don’t get fked like we did when I had my sensation.

  • MarcusDW

    Hopefully my GS2 will get JB for Christmas.

    • fixxmyhead

      what do u do with ur old phones? what the point of having more than one, do u switch them throughout the week? if its just for flashing roms thats just lame, do u carry multiple phone with u at all times just to show them off (not saying this is what u do but why have multiple phones) unless the other is for business what is the point?

      • MarcusDW

        (remain calm Marcus)

        I only own the GS2 and I’ve never rocked 2 phones at once.

        • fixxmyhead

          lol oh ok. i thought i saw u say u had a gs3 but i still dont understand why some people need like 3 phones 

        • JB

          A lot of people on here are tech enthusiasts (I would surmise particularly in the mobile sector) most of us see something new and shiny, we gotta have it.

          I typically do have three or four phones. Naturally, I don’t carry all those around with me. LOL. One is my personal daily driver. One is my business daily driver. The others are just because… I do a bit of developing and tinkering, so I always want to have a phone or two to experiment on before I port anything to my daily drivers.. 

          I also have still the G1 and HD2 still… I kept the G1 because, well it’s the first Android phone ever, so I’m having a hard time letting it go. And the HD2 is just bad a**… that thing is still running anything you throw at it!

        • Spanky

          I kept my G1 as well, for the same reason you kept yours. I’m too sentimental to give it up. I also kept my Galaxy Nexus as a backup phone.

        • fixxmyhead

          if ur a dev and like to tinker  then its understandable but some regular people are just ridiculous. if i want the newest thing i just sell my old one to offset the price theres no reason to have multiple since they all the same thing 

        • JB

          That’s true.. The ones I don’t keep, I do what you do: sell it and use the profits towards my new purchase… That’s if I don’t pass it down to my family or friends (though I charge my friends a small fee :-P)

  • Seanmmvi

    if jelly bean does the same thing to my S3 that ICS did to my S2, then im not interested…

    • MarcusDW

      It probably won’t.  HUGE update vs. minor update, meaning far less things are changing.

      My S2 was ridiculous for a week after the update as well.

    • Davenycept

      My s2is super smooth after ics update

    • If you did some simple Google-ing you would have found out that a factory data reset after upgrading to ICS alleviates 99.9999% of issues.

  • Joseph Tongret

    I never jump on the ota’s right away. I always flash a Rom that has it incorporated, and wait for other users to test the ota. There’s just too many cases of updates severely affecting a phones performance. The devs have most issues corrected & push it on to the end user usually within a day or two, and I can always be patient enough to wait that long. For those of you who have never experienced an ota nightmare, I suggest you hold out as well, even if you don’t use custom roms, it’s always worth waiting to see if the early adopters report any issues. I usually search YouTube for a review of the update.

  • Robb

    More then one phone? I have 2 other Android phones only because I have previously used them as my main phone . I wasn’t going to get the sgs3 or a new phone at all but I broke down and got it. I love it. The others will be my wife’s and I backup phone.

  • JB

    …One year later, The U.S. variants receive Jelly Bean.

    It probably won’t take that long, but I’m sure it will happen before year’s end. In any case, it’s great to see Sammy being proactive about updates… Hopefully T-Mobile doesn’t sit on their hands… 

  • LTEstyles

     ICS ruined my experience with the S2..

    • kev2684

      i know me too. it’s just too laggy to use. it can’t even load the simplest of apps. it force closes everything. that’s why i rooted mine and flashed aokp rom. i’m never buying non-nexus device ever again.

      • FILA

        AMEN, nexus for life! Sammy ruined Ice cream cuz they just had to have it there way. bogged the system down, instead of just goin stock. thats any phone

  • Trevnerdio

    I hope I get to see Jellybean before Christmas, if this is the case! I don’t like Touchwiz, but I do like the little things that Samsung threw into it, like it’s screenshot method and cool music square, to name a couple.

    Ok, I like it more than I care to admit…I went to CyanogenMod but switched back D; I’ve never done that before!

  • Anonymous

    I honestly don’t understand why people get all riled up when they don’t get timely OS upgrades. If the phone wasn’t working the way you wanted when it came out, you shouldn’t have bought it. You don’t buy a phone that isn’t working the way you want, or with expectations that it will be updated to multiple future os’s just to complain.

    They’re doing u a courtesy by giving you the upgrade when they really only need to push bug fixes.

  • MatthewMurawski

    Google Now is a step up from S Voice.

  • Gomez

    who cares about JB anyways…probably not that dfrnt from ICS….

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  • Glen

    I see what you did there!  “Fill it up with bloatware” – OOPS I mean “test it out”  EPIC WIN!  BRILLIANT!  And funnier – and sad – because it’s true.  :-(