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New Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Update Paused Until Mid-January 2013?

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Google have already announced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and this is a newer version of the OS, while many owners of smartphones are still waiting to get their hands on Android 4.1.2. One of the devices in the middle of getting the update is the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update only coming next year?

The update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been pushed out by some carriers and up to now around 11% of S3 devices have been updated to the official version of Android 4.1.2, with other regions still waiting for it. Samsung have said that they will work alongside carriers to push out the update in the US and it is expected to arrive on AT&T, along with Verizon from next week reports PC-Tablet.

Sprint pushed out the update earlier this week and they will be offering the 4.1.2 version as well at a later date. T-Mobile on the other hand has yet to announce when they will get the update out.

PC-Tablet.com found out that Samsung is testing the latest version of the OS on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and it seems that the update would breathe new life into the camera, and it would make the S3 the best camera phone. However the bad news is that the update for Android 4.2 for the S3 will not be released before next year adds the blog. Samsung answered a query on their German Facebook page about the release. They said that 4.1.2 is being rolled out around the world at the moment and by the end of the year the process should be completed. Only then will they start to roll out the next version of the OS.

This means that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 shouldn’t expect Android 4.2 Jelly Bean until after the New Year.

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