The tardiness of the Jelly Bean update to phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 is actually a good sign. Owners may not agree with this, especially if they’ve been waiting for a long time, though. So how is this delay good for anyone?
No Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update yet means cheaper adoption
PopHerald says that the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 price tag is being lowered, due to the Galaxy Note 2 coming out with Jelly Bean already installed. This has prompted many sellers to drop the price of the S3 from $800 to $700, with some places selling the smaller 16GB version for $650 rather than $680.
Buyers obviously want the phones with the very latest version of the Android operating system, so you’d be right in thinking that they’ll be going after the almost identical looking Galaxy Note 2. Samsung is, sadly, notoriously bad at getting Android updates out to phones – remember the Samsung Galaxy S debacle in the US, anyone? So seeing a phone with Jelly Bean already may appear like a better buy than betting on the S3.
We can’t say for sure if the price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will continue to fall, as we don’t know when it’ll be getting Jelly Bean. The longer the update takes, the lower it may go, so this will make for interesting observation points out the blog.