News has been flying around the net of phones that are being updated to the latest Android Jelly Bean OS. One of the most commonly asked about phones is the Samsung Galaxy S3. The Jelly Bean update has started to roll out for the S3 in some places; however in the US it is slow to come. There is good news though if you are with Sprint, as they have started to roll it out. Next on the list could be AT&T and then Verizon may be the next lucky ones.
Prediction: Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update only coming after AT&T
The delay in getting Jelly Bean has been down to carriers primarily and then Samsung. Samsung said that the update would be ready for September and then they devastated people when they said that those in the US might have to wait until 2013. Sprint on the other hand were more optimistic and a couple of days ago there were rumours that the update to Jelly Bean would come that same day.
Of course when Sprint delivered the update, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 clapped their hands, as they were the first to get it. The updates OTA have continued, so when might those with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and US Cellular see it? Many people believe that the wait will be a short one, as Sprint already have it, however PopHerald don’t seem so sure.
PopHerald says that on the webpage of Samsung, where it tells you about Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update and which handset versions it is coming to, the carrier Sprint is at the top of the list, and of course they already have it. However for the rest of the carriers in the US, it just says that it’s coming soon. Samsung have then listed carriers names, these are AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and US Cellular in that order.
This seems to say that the update to Jelly Bean will go out in that order too, as Samsung have not put the carrier’s names in alphabetical order. If this is true then AT&T would be next in line and then Verizon to follow and T-Mobile and lastly US Cellular suggests PopHerald. While it’s still unclear just how long you will have to wait for the update to Jelly Bean, at least you know that your device and carrier is going to have it; the same can’t be said for owners of older devices.