Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update available now... in Korea

Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update available now... in KoreaSamsung has already confirmed that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be making its way to the Galaxy S III at some point, but it's really starting to test our patience.

The update may already have gone out to Galaxy S III owners in Poland, and is being pushed out today in South Korea, but Samsung's insistence that the update would “gradually be introduced to other markets” leaves us no closer to knowing the UK rollout date than we did then.

Ironically, the market-by-market update strategy is at complete odds with Samsung's approach to the Galaxy S III itself – the Korean manufacturer made rather a big deal about the handset being launched simultaneously in a gazillion territories earlier in the year.

The update hasn't been made available to download over the air, so you'll have to plug in to your PC and go via the Kies method – which not everyone will be pleased about.

Still, better Kies than no update at all, so we're ready whenever you are, Samsung.

It's also worth reminding you that if you sign up for a Galaxy S III on EE's 4G service, your shiny new high-speed handset will have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-loaded. For everyone else, though, the wait goes on.

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austin26  Oct. 12, 2012 at 20:56

I could never understand the desire to scream and shout about minor OS updates being released. Jelly bean is not that major an update and it won't really effect how you use your phone now.
My S3 works great!
Chill people. :-)

dcx_badass  Oct. 12, 2012 at 22:44

Korea isn't running the same version as us, they've got their own one.

You could just load the Polish version on your phone, it's the same anyway and if it's anything like the S2 updates it includes generic UK and generic CPW packs anyway, it's what I did with ICS and the S2.

SpeedyG  Oct. 12, 2012 at 22:49

Typical polish updates coming over here and taking our British updates main jobs with less money. Can't understand it at all. ;-)

ian2606  Oct. 12, 2012 at 23:26

I don't know if I'll upgrade to JB from ICS 4.0.4. With flash not guaranteed to work on JB, I don't know what to do.....I have Galaxy Note and use it a lot for the internet etc.
What do any of you reading this think...?

dcx_badass  Oct. 13, 2012 at 00:19

I don't know if I'll upgrade to JB from ICS 4.0.4. With flash not guaranteed to work on JB, I don't know what to do.....I have Galaxy Note and use it a lot for the internet etc.
What do any of you reading this think...?

I think Flash has been working on JB just fine since it's release.

JB feels much smoother than ICS and ICS feels pretty damn smooth.

shaz2sxy  Oct. 13, 2012 at 09:09

im using my S3 lte(i9305) its got JB as standard. only used ICS via my HTC desire HD and blackout ROM but JB has some nice little touches and it is really smooth.

Dhemolition  Oct. 13, 2012 at 23:30

I downloaded the Jelly bean firmware from broadbandgenie.co.uk, followed the instructions and loaded it to my S3 without rooting it. It works absolutely brilliant. Foe all I care, Samsung can roll it out next year, can't be 'feking' bothered. Here's the link: http://www.broadbandgenie.co.uk/blog/20121003-install-jelly-bean-samsung-galaxy-s3-right-now-without-rooting

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