The Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 update hit Australia a while ago, adding to the 30-strong list of countries it’s in. However, in the US, Verizon customers are still waiting. Also, in Canada, Samsung Galaxy S3 owners have found that they’ll be getting Jelly Bean in the coming days. So why hasn’t the US’ top carrier got it together yet?
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update coming in last
Spring and T-Mobile users have had Jelly Bean on their Samsung Galaxy S3 for a while now, and even AT&T came on board this week. But Verizon users are left behind. Samsung is possibly amazed and annoyed about this delay, as it’s not helping its already-tarnished update record (Galaxy S debacle, anyone?).
So, the heat is on – Verizon have to get this update out pronto. It’s possible that the carrier has loads of bloatware to install first, or they may be hoping that punters will get so fed up with waiting that they’ll just buy another phone with Jelly Bean pre-installed e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or HTC DROID DNA. The US has the most heavily-subsidised phones in the world, after all. These carriers would do well from all the upgrade fees.
At this time, we doubt the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 will see Android Jelly Bean before 2013. After all, even the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus is 3 software updates behind the other versions and there are no signs of an update coming.