Just yesterday, the Galaxy S III received an update to Jelly Bean on the UK's Three network. Since then, Samsung UK has confirmed that Galaxy S III owners across all networks will receive an update to Jelly Bean 4.1 very soon. This means that even if you're not on Three, you will be able to enjoy the features of Jelly Bean before you know it.
"Samsung UK can confirm that the rollout of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has begun for our Galaxy S III customers and will be available across all networks over the coming weeks, pending software testing and approvals," Samsung UK said in an official statement. This is definitely some good news. Hopefully this means that the United States will receive the same treatment as soon as possible.
Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S III adds some awesome features, and its impending arrival to all UK customers should have people quite excited. UK device owners should notice an awesome speed increase with Project Butter. They will also get access to Google Now and all kinds of other slick features that make the phone better than it already was.
It looks as if Samsung is going to beat Sony in getting Jelly Bean to its customers. Sony just announced that they are not bringing the update until next year. Samsung, at least in the UK, has made it quite clear that they take getting the latest firmware to device owners very serious. We will keep you posted withe latest news regarding the Galaxy S III and its software updates as it happens.