Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update for US carriers could start tomorrow

October 24, 2012

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We have some excellent news for the millions and millions of Galaxy S III owners here in the US. It looks like Samsung's extremely popular and powerful Galaxy S III smartphone could actually start seeing the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean starting tomorrow. While this is doubtful, a few leaks from the Now Network have reportedly confirmed the rollout.

According to some leaked internal screenshots from the Now Network, the Galaxy S III is set to start receiving the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as of tomorrow the 25th, and roll out from there. The folks from Phandroid received a screenshot confirming the update, so now it's only a matter of time.

Earlier this month Samsung confirmed (again) that the US version of their Galaxy S III would see the update "in the coming months" but wasn't to specific. We've heard that before, and hopefully this is the real deal. Get ready to enjoy that Project Butter and Google Now guys.

The leaked document indeed reveals the Galaxy S III will start getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as of tomorrow, and will reach all device owners within one week. Users can also expect bug fixes, and 4G LTE improvements for said device. This is only one carrier out of many, but it's safe to say T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and the rest should be rolling out the update in a similar fashion, and soon. Stay tuned for more details folks!

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  • Gary .

    The Verizon update will be 4 more months easily. I tell my daughter to not even plan on it. its easier than actually waiting for it.

  • rose945

    Can hardley wait.. now I won’t be able to sleep tonight……….so Mid-Night I will be watching for the Jelly Bean to be webbel and wobbeling in to my Phone…….Yea

    • rose945

      Well Here it is…..Jelly Bean Update info so far……I had just got this notice in my E-Mail Box.

      Dear Fran,

      We’re happy to announce the Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean update is now available for your Samsung Galaxy S® III. In addition to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean you will also receive new and enhanced TouchWiz® features, making for a faster, richer, and more responsive device experience. 

      Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean features:
      Google Now contextual and voice assistant
      Rich notifications that can expand or collapse
      Automatic widget adjustment to easily arrange your home screens
      Enhanced Samsung TouchWiz features:
      Camera enhancements including: live camera and camcorder filters, pause/resume video while recording, and Low Light photo mode
      Blocking Mode to disable incoming calls, notifications, alarms and LED indicators for a designated period of time
      Pop Up Play picture-in-picture video window is now resizable and can pause while in picture-in-picture
      Swype® is preloaded as an alternate keyboard
      Other cool new stuff for your Galaxy S III:
      AllShare® Cast Hub TV mirroring accessory support has been added
      ESPN’s ScoreCenter® application with custom integrated AllShare technology to stream sports highlights directly to your Samsung SMART TV™ is available as a free download from the S Suggest™ app on your device

  • Danny Zawacki

    “…but wasn’t to specific.”

    Just alerting you of a typo.

  • Taboc Davis

    Mine updated this morning about 15 mins ago so the rumors are true finally and i was really mad thinking i was going to have to wait till the new year