Samsung Galaxy S III starts to get Jelly Bean update in Europe

The Android 4.0-based Samsung Galaxy S III has sold over 20 million units since it first went on sale in Europe in late May, and in the US in mid-June. Now it sounds like Samsung won't be making owners of the smartphone wait a long time to get the promised Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) software update.

Tech Crunch reports that, according to a Samsung statement, owners of the Galaxy S III in Poland will start to receive the Jelly Bean update today. Samsung added that the software update will be "gradually introduced to other markets". As with similar OS updates, the final schedule "will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements."

Samsung will also be updating some of its own in-house software as part of the Galaxy S III upgrade, including a Blocking Mode to let users block incoming phone calls and other communications for a set period of time. The software update also adds an Easy Mode, which Samsung says users "find 5 large Easy widgets on the home screen which allow quick and easy access to the frequently used applications."

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S have both received their Android 4.1 updates. Samsung said today that a number of other devices will "soon" get Jelly Bean but did not offer up a specific time frame. Those product include the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S II LTE, and the Galaxy Note smartphones. It will also come to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 tablets, along with the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus tablets.

Source: Tech Crunch

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error404ts said,
Android users have to wait for the updates from the phone maker?

Yes, just like iPhone and Blackberry users have to wait for updates from the phone maker.

error404ts said,
Android users have to wait for the updates from the phone maker?

Just like every other modern phone??
Iphone= update from Apple
Blackberry= update from RIM,
Lumia= update from Nokia.
Android = Update from Samsung/HTC etc etc

I think you mean all android handsets getting updates from the carrier?
Only if its a locked phone to a carrier (not all android handsets are carrier locked you know )
I get my android updates direct from Samsung.

Mando said,

Just like every other modern phone??
Iphone= update from Apple
Blackberry= update from RIM,
Lumia= update from Nokia.
Android = Update from Samsung/HTC etc etc

I think you mean all android handsets getting updates from the carrier?
Only if its a locked phone to a carrier (not all android handsets are carrier locked you know )
I get my android updates direct from Samsung.

Ok, what I meant was that since this update has been out for a while already, just like ICS has been out for a while and users are still waiting for it to be pushed to them, do Android users have to wait for this update to be pushed to them? Or can they download it when it's released and install it at that time (like iPhone users). Carrier, handset maker, whatever.

Thanks for the answer post-sarcasm.

Last update to sgs3. Dont expect oficially the next verision of android on it.. Maybe you get lucky and got next one too. but who burns with milk... see the cow and cries

iguanas said,
Last update to sgs3. Dont expect oficially the next verision of android on it.. Maybe you get lucky and got next one too. but who burns with milk... see the cow and cries

S2 came with Ginger bread and it got ICS now Jelly Bean. Samsung will support S3 for 2 more update at least.

iguanas said,
Last update to sgs3. Dont expect oficially the next verision of android on it.. Maybe you get lucky and got next one too. but who burns with milk... see the cow and cries

nonsense, the SII and Note came with gingerbread, its since had ICS + update and is now getting Jellybean, so shoosh the SIII will get the following version of Android. Its sold way too many handsets not to support it in the next Android after Jellybean.

ThePitt said,
how about s2?

Its coming, it says as much in the snippet of info, SIII, then SII and Galaxy Note (Just as Samsung have stated since Jellybean was announced)

Edited by Mando, Sep 25 2012, 2:33pm :

Awesome! Just in time for my new GS3 that will be arriving tomorrow. And it's good to see that my current GS2, which will go to my girlfriend, will be getting official JB as well.

I admire Samsung for getting this out so fast for the SGS3. Verizon, **** you for not pushing it out to my NEXUS device. Someone needs to hammer in the point of a NEXUS device to Verizon.