Samsung has finally confirmed that its current flagship smartphone, Galaxy S3, will be getting Android Jelly Bean update starting October 2012.
Samsung was expected to make an announcement for the update at Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 two weeks ago, but that did not happen as the event was already packed with new product releases. However, now CNET has reported that the South Korean manufacturer has confirmed that the update will begin rolling out next month.
Samsung is not known for releasing quick Android updates for their smartphones, but this update, although coming almost three months after the official Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) release, will still be the fastest by Samsung.
CNET quoted Samsung spokesperson as saying:
The Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system will be available on the Galaxy S3 from October.
The confirmation was made at an event in London, although no specific date was announed for the eagerly-awaited roll-out. Commenting on the subject, CNET noted:
Sadly there’s no firm detail on exactly when in October you’ll see the update, but try not to be too miffed if you don’t see it on the first day. The news came from Samsung directly, so it’s expected that the update will be released to SIM-free handsets first.
Having released the new Galaxy Note 2 with Android Jelly Bean pre-installed, Samsung is facing increasing pressure from a massive customer base for a Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3.