US Galaxy III will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 'in the coming months'

 

Samsung has today announced that Android Jelly Bean 4.1 will be coming to US Galaxy S III devices “in the coming months”, though no specific date has been confirmed. All five of the US carriers will receive the update, however they are likely to come at different times due to varied schedules.

The update will include Google Now, a personal assistant that allows voice searching and commands, TouchWiz, Samsung’s front-end touch interface, video and customization enhancements, and access to ESPN's ScoreCenter app.

Samsung began to roll out 4.1 to international Galaxy S III devices last month.

The Galaxy S III was first released back at the end of May, is available in 145 countries, and has sold over 20 million units. It features a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a quad core CPU.

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US Galaxy III will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 'in the coming months' = That is Samsung code for "We will not do it and you will forget about it and buy a new device". Talk about the Samsung Reality Distortion Field!

Man, the flagship device still hasn't gotten 4.1? This fragmentation really keeps me from considering Android devices.

radwimp said,
Man, the flagship device still hasn't gotten 4.1? This fragmentation really keeps me from considering Android devices.

That isn't fragmentation.

Sikh said,
Radium: thank you for posting. Most people are blind to it.

If it wouldn't have been for Apple's "We are the best, we invented the wheel." and stupid patent and lawsuit practices then I would be holding in an iPhone right now.
Why can't Google make all Android phones just like the Nexus series when it comes to software updates?

Maybe Samsung should update products that were flagships the first quarter this year.
"Soon" was the word this spring... yeah, right! Samsung SUCKS!
My Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE still hasn't recieved Android 4.
If they can't update this before christmas then I'm never going to buy another Samsung product, ever. Not even a BD-ROM for a computer or an SSD.
I'm not even going to buy the Galaxy Nexus despite updates are coming to that one really fast due to Google's involvement. Buying that one still funds Samsungs lazy ass.
Samsung abandons all "old" products, despite promises made.
Instead of creating quality devices and update them frequently, they just smack some piece of electronics and plastics together to sell it to you.

Radium said,
Maybe Samsung should update products that were flagships the first quarter this year.
"Soon" was the word this spring... yeah, right! Samsung SUCKS!
My Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE still hasn't recieved Android 4.
If they can't update this before christmas then I'm never going to buy another Samsung product, ever. Not even a BD-ROM for a computer or an SSD.
I'm not even going to buy the Galaxy Nexus despite updates are coming to that one really fast due to Google's involvement. Buying that one still funds Samsungs lazy ass.
Samsung abandons all "old" products, despite promises made.
Instead of creating quality devices and update them frequently, they just smack some piece of electronics and plastics together to sell it to you.

I thought they said it was going to be here in October? Heck by the time the "coming months" gets here we will have the Galaxy S 4 in Feb/March

freak180 said,
screw that. I have the real Jelly bean on my phone without the touchwize junk! AOKP baby!

You don't miss Samsung's "enhancements' then?

freak180 said,
screw that. I have the real Jelly bean on my phone without the touchwize junk! AOKP baby!

Screw that. I have the SGS with Jelly Bean o/c to 1.2GHz. Semaphore kernel and CM10 baby!

xstex said,

You don't miss Samsung's "enhancements' then?

What enhancements? I get more out of using custom rom! 20 hours of daily use of batter life haha my S3 with samsung rom could only last for like 7 hours on a daily use for me.

freak180 said,

What enhancements? I get more out of using custom rom! 20 hours of daily use of batter life haha my S3 with samsung rom could only last for like 7 hours on a daily use for me.

It was a joke hence the wink and speech marks.

xstex said,

It was a joke hence the wink and speech marks.


lol I was thinking it was after I posted my comments. I guess I was on fire haha

freak180 said,

What enhancements? I get more out of using custom rom! 20 hours of daily use of batter life haha my S3 with samsung rom could only last for like 7 hours on a daily use for me.

get more use out of my brothers Asus transformer Jelly Bean which I think he had in August or Sept. Not really a bit freaking deal but everyone wants their latest.