Ever since Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean hit AOSP, owners of Galaxy S3 have been impatiently waiting for the update. The rumor mill indicated that Samsung might announce the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III at the Galaxy Note II unveiling event at IFA on August 29th.
However, August 29th came and went by, with no word from Samsung on the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III. Now, according to a report from CNET UK, Samsung has confirmed that “the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system will be available on the Galaxy S3 from October.” Samsung will also be releasing the GT-I9305 variant of the Galaxy S III on the EE network in the U.K with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on-board.
There have been quite a lot of Jelly Bean firmware leaks for the Galaxy S3, with the recent leaks being pretty much bug-free and stable. If the leaks are an indication of anything, the final Jelly Bean firmware for the handset is not far away.
The international Galaxy S III might just get the official Jelly Bean update before Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus. So much for being a ‘Nexus’ device.