Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3: Jelly Bean Race Is Over!

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If you are with Sprint, T-Mobile or AT&T then you will bee enjoying the update to Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S3 right now. However it was only a few weeks ago when the 4 carriers in the US were racing against each other to find out who could get the update out first. The race is now over and Verizon have lost as they are the only one of the major carriers not to offer the Jelly Bean update to their customers yet.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 dead last to Jelly Bean

The Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 was leaked back in September and of course thanks to this people thought that they would get their hands on the update soon after. While Jelly Bean came to other carriers, those with Verizon are left waiting. Of course as Verizon is said to be the largest carrier in the US, their customers are not at all happy to have been left without the update.

Customers in more than 30 countries from around globe, including Canada and Australia, have received the Jelly Bean update already.

While Android 4.1.1 is thought to be coming to Verizon soon, it may have the bloatware to thank for why it is taking so long to appear.

It is thought that Samsung will have the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S2, along with the Galaxy Note, ready before the end of the year, so surely Verizon will have to have rolled it out for the S3 before these devices receive it right? If not they would have egg on their face for sure. However don’t hold your breath as even the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus is currently 3 updates behind despite having the Nexus name.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.