Jelly Bean getting closer for Samsung Galaxy S III owners

Jelly Bean getting closer for Samsung Galaxy S III ownersWe've already been told to expect the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to the Samsung Galaxy S III sometime in September, and now that update is looking even closer with the news that Samsung has finished internal testing of the latest OS. That means a public release version is the next logical step, providing all went well in the testing stages.

In fact, SamMobile reckons Samsung is already working on the latest public release version and we should be looking to get it sometime around Q3 or Q4.

It's no real surprise - the Samsung Galaxy S III is providing the South Koreans with riproaring sales and it's the flagship handset for the maker. In fact - and some may dispute this, but - it'll probably continue to remain the main handset in the portfolio even after the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is launched later this month.

But if you're rocking an older device (and when we say 'older', we mean something like the Samsung Galaxy S2 or the original Galaxy Note), don't panic because you too could be in luck. Apparently Samsung hasn't found any issues with either handset, so they too could be in line for a taste of Jelly Bean.

This is, of course, through official means. Even if Samsung decides against it for whatever reason, the devs over at XDA are sure to come up with their own solution.

It's all rather exciting and shows that Samsung is preparing to put its money where its mouth is. Personally, we're not overly impressed with the Samsung ROM and prefer to use something that irons out the kinks like Checkrom or Omega, but hey - for the masses or the less technically confident, this should be a simple update.

And shouldn't be far away either at this rate.

Via: Sammobile

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 8, 2012 at 20:34

the devs over at XDA are sure to come up with their own solution.
The SGS2 already has an almost entirely working Jelly Bean ROM, in the form of CyanogenMod 10.


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