Samsung Says Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update Coming In October

Samsung confirmed earlier today that the Galaxy S III will begin receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as soon as October. During the launch of UK’s first LTE network, Samsung said: “the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system will be available on the Galaxy S3 from October.”

Of course, that likely means that unlocked Galaxy S III units will get first dibs with carrier branded handsets coming sometime thereafter. T-Mobile will obviously need to test he update to make sure it runs properly with its own branded Galaxy S III units, but we’re just happy to see the makings of a timetable.

For now, we’re just happy to see that Samsung is continuing to acknowledge the update and is planning to release it sooner than later.


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  • bunky

    that’s cool, but i wonder if the Relay 4G will see it too, or if it will just be neglected like the MyTouch 4G Slide /:

    • Herb

      Relay looks like a pretty powerful phone that T-mo is pushing mostly for business customers. I would bet it sees JB in the coming months.

  • jonathan3579

    That is unless it leaks out first. :)

    • Really?

      It’s been leaked for over a month now….. Fail

  • Jose Hernandez

    I came from a MyTouch 4G Slide. And I know how awful it is to be neglected. Since there have already been leaked Samsung Roms for the GS 3, I hope this means we will not have to wait much longer as well.

    • bydavidrosen

      me too buddy! mytouch4g slide was just tossed off like most of t-mobile’s branded phones… i have a good feeling that we’ll at the very least get this jelly bean update on time. after that who knows, but i can’t picture truly NEEDING any updates past that. the phone runs amazingly as is.

      • Jose Hernandez

        Yes it does, JB will only make it run better! here is to hoping they do come true with in on time. Can’t wait!!

  • Great news, I’ll just have to wait for Galaxy Note jelly bean update.

  • gpt2010

    YES!!! I can’t wait till TMO releases the update in Oct. 2015!!! Jelly Bean here I come!

  • MarcusDW

    Looks like the GS2 JB update is falling in line with the 7 month long ICS update.

    I pin it at Januanuary 15th 2013… After that, you can wrap up any further updates to the GS2.

    • fixxmyhead

      dont say that our phone is still a pretty good one. have some faith.

      • MarcusDW

        Which part? January is almost a guarantee for JB. I have faith in the device but not in Tmobile’s decision to continue with updates. Sorry bro.

        • fixxmyhead

          i meant the updates. whatever i’ll just go with aokp our phone is officially supported (i know u dont root but i do) but truth be told i actually prefer Touchwiz over stock. haters dont hate

  • JB

    I think we’ll see a T-Mobile version update not too long after the international rollout and we’ll probably definitely get it before the other US variants since if I’m not mistaken, the T-Mo’s JB is the only US version that has been leaked thus far, so it’s definitely close!

    • fixxmyhead

      yea tmo is stepping it up. they were also the first ones to give us ics for the s2

  • Chris

    I wonder if this also means a jellybean update for the t-mobile galaxy note

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    • fixxmyhead

      why? my s2 does anything the s3 does. maybe not shoot super fast pics but its still shoots great pics and its still a good phone and its not falling apart of anything. besides we have aokp JB though i prefer touchwiz

      • Anonymous

        The s2 is a slow laggy mess compared to the s3. Glad you like it tho.

        • fixxmyhead

          stop lying the s2 is not laggy. maybe stock rom which is ok for ‘regular’ users but im running a custom fast touchwiz rom

        • gs 3 front facing camera is alot better then the s2, also it defintly feels snappier

        • Anonymous

          seeing as you have inferior outdated hardware..

          anything you can do on the s2.. can be done faster and smoother on the s3

          keep saying w/e helps you sleep at night tho.. i’m sure it helps

        • fixxmyhead

          u seriously think i care that i have “outdated hardware”? so im suppose to buy a new phone every year even though last years works fine? i got off the hardware train. only thing that matters now is software which my phone is officially supported by cm team and aokp. im not gonna buy a new phone just cuz another one does it a bit faster and smoother. my s2 does pretty much everything the s3 does except just maybe not as fast but i dont care. even got the video popup player,nature UX launcher,icons,dialer, etc. running jedi knight “s3” rom

        • JB

          @fixxmyhead:disqus I’m sort of with you on this one. While I don’t think I could ever truly get off the hardware train, I’ve quelled a bit on jumping right away on something just because it’s new and shiny. Especially since the development community can keep a phone alive and kicking for a decent amount of time. My Galaxy S III is plenty for me right now and MAY be enough for me to skip the S IV.

          Now when the refarming is complete, it opens up the door to all kinds of phones… So I can’t guarantee that’ll I’ll be conservative for too much longer. HAHA.

          What I really need is a job like David’s where I’m given phones to play with. Even if I had to return them in a set amount of time, that would rock! LOL

        • Anonymous

          you don’t care, thats why you’re still trying to defend it..

    • thinmanXXS

      Rooted an ROMed mine so I’m all good

  • Guest

    I got an update today, and it added some nice features. I can now use pinch to zoom in the popup video, and I couldn’t before. Also, my browser looks different, i will have to keep searching for other things.

    • Aaron

      What version are you guys on . Mines is 4.04 .

  • I got an update today, and it added some nice features. I can now use pinch to zoom in the popup video, and I couldn’t before. Also, my browser looks different, i will have to keep searching for other things. I now have the brightness setting in the notification bar too…

    Sorry for the duplicate post, hit the wrong key on my edit.

    • MagentaMadness

      I received an update couple weeks ago, we can now manually select and lock onto a specific network technology(wcdma, gsm, auto). Whereas before there was no option, it was always auto.

  • Richard Yarrell

    This should’ve been done in September. It better be done in October.

    • squiddy20

      Or what Richard? You gonna whine and complain like a bratty 7 year old child? Weren’t you the moron who said the update would definitely be in September, despite not even 1 credible rumor saying so?

  • mfor33

    sure would be nice if my htc got some jelly bean love….

  • tommest

    i alreadh have the jelly bean since august 23.

  • GS3 ftw

    Can’t wait just got my phone two days ago and have already gotten over the qwerty from my g2