Verizon Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Update: The Music Has Stopped

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 who are with Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T are now enjoying Jelly Bean on their handsets. Surprisingly it was only weeks ago when the top 4 major carriers in the US were competing to see who would get the update first. Now that the music has stopped, only Verizon is left without a chair. And shockingly, Verizon Wireless is the biggest of the 4 top US carriers.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update: when is it coming?

The Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 was leaked in September and this led many people to believe that they would be getting it very soon. However the update came to other carriers in the US and those with Verizon were left waiting. With Verizon being the largest of the networks in the US, customers are not happy to be the only ones without Jelly Bean right now.

To make matters worse, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in over 30 other countries around the world including Australia and Canada have already gotten their hands on the update.

Of course Android 4.1.1 is expected to come to owners with additional bloatware and this could have been one of the reasons why it is taking so long to be released.

Those with AT&T breathed a sigh of relief when the update started rolling out for them yesterday, thanks to the Kies app, why it couldn’t roll out OTA we have no idea.

With Samsung believed to be sending out the Jelly Bean update to the S2 and original Note before the year is up, we would expect the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 to get its taste before then, if only to save face. However we wouldn’t be holding our breath on it given that they have even left their Samsung Galaxy Nexus 3 updates behind right now!

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.