Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Jelly Bean Update Set for October
Among our top smartphones for 2013 is the Samsung Galaxy S4. Credit:Samsung
Samsung has confirmed that the company's flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S3 will receive the official Android 4.1 Jelly bean update in October.
The news has arrived alongside the announcement of theUK's first 4G network and plans for a new Galaxy S3 variant that will support it. Although the specified version will arrive with Jelly Bean, Samsung has confirmed that the update will be coming to existing GS3 handsets during the course of next month. The 4G version is set to take advantage of the high-speed data the 4G network promises, provided that users are located in one of the 16 UK cities where it will be available.
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According to an Android Spin report, it's still not certain when the update will arrive in October. However, the news has arrived directly from Samsung and, therefore, it's expected that the update will be released to SIM-free handsets first.
Samsung doesn't have the best track record when it comes to updating its Android phones, with last year's Galaxy S2 update delays leaving users enraged and, therefore, users are sceptical if the update will materialize in October as promised.
Samsung also stated that "Details regarding the availability across network channels will be announced in due course." This decision is due to the fact that each network will need to properly test the update to make sure it runs properly with their respective services. What it means is that phones that were bought while they were locked to a network will likely receive the update slightly later.