The Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out in Australia days ago now and at the moment it has hit over 30 countries. Yet in the US customers on Verizon are still waiting to hear when they will get Jelly Bean. To make things worse owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Canada have now heard that they are to get the update in the coming weeks. So how come the top carrier in the US hasn’t managed to roll it out yet?
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update: what’s the hold up?
Customers of T-Mobile and Sprint in the US have been enjoying the update to Jelly Bean on their Samsung Galaxy S3 for some time now. However this is not the same for those with Verizon or AT&T. Samsung are perhaps shaking their heads in disbelief that these carriers have yet to get the update out and they will not be pleased as their record was tarnished in the past because of this (remember the Samsung Galaxy S?).
This means that the pressure is on for Verizon and AT&T to release the update to their customers. Could it be that Verizon and AT&T have a lot if bloatware to install before the update is ready? Or could they be hoping that customers will get fed up of waiting and get a new device with the latest Android already installed? After all, unlike other countries here in the US smartphones are more heavily subsidized than elsewhere. Carriers would benefit from their subscribers paying early upgrade fees.