Verizon have been left with egg on their face when it comes to the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile have Jelly Bean on their devices and have been enjoying it for a while now. These carriers along with Verizon have all been in the race among US carriers to get the update out. The race is now finished and it is Verizon that have been left with egg on their face as they are the only one of the four top carriers not to offer the update to their customers.
The update to Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S3 leaked way back in September for Verizon and this is when people said that the official version would come out very soon. Jelly Bean did come out on other carriers; however customers of Verizon have been left in the dark. Verizon happen to be the largest of the carriers in the US, and as you might have thought, their customers are very unhappy about being the last to get the update and it not being in sight in December either.
In total more than 30 countries around the world already have the update and this includes residents in Canada and Australia.
Android 4.1.1 is thought to be making its way to Verizon shortly, and the reason many people are now giving for its delay is that Verizon is having trouble squeezing in all its bloatware.
Samsung meanwhile will be updating the Galaxy S2 to Jelly Bean very soon, so hopefully Verizon will have rolled it out for the Galaxy S3 before this happens. If not they will have a lot more than egg on their face. I’m not holding my breath for the update however as my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus is still 3 software updates behind others, and this is a Nexus device we are talking about!