Both AT&T and Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 users are still awaiting the rollout of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for their devices. Yesterday we saw the leaked Jelly Bean update for the Verizon S3 hit XDA Developers, however the official one has yet to be released, despite the fact that T-Mobile and Sprint have both pushed out the update.
AT&T & Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update
If you happen to be with T-Mobile then you can get the update OTA or through Kies and Samsung Galaxy S3 owners with Sprint have been enjoying the update to Jelly Bean since October. This means that both of the top carriers in the US (Verizon and AT&T) are still waiting to start rolling out the update to Android Jelly Bean.
Rumors did say that they would start rolling out the Jelly Bean update on the 16th of this month, but that didn’t happen of course. The Verizon leaked version of Android is VRBLK1 and this is said to be the final version judging by its stability. However at the moment there is no official approval.
Leaked ROMs do come with some risk attached and so you should use them with caution. With Verizon expected to be releasing the update to Jelly Bean very soon, it could be worth waiting for the real deal.
Customers with AT&T are still waiting for the update to Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and this should have come this month as well. However given AT&T track record, we wouldn’t be surprised if it slips into December.
Jelly Bean is available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 outside of the US in more than 30 countries and the update has come by way of carriers. What is strange is that it is the top two carriers in the US that still haven’t sent out the update to Jelly Bean!