Sadly, we have grown used to waiting around for several months before manufacturers release the latest updates to Android devices. If the latest rumors are true, though, it looks like Samsung may be improving in this department. Sammobile’s sources claim that the Android 4.1 update for the Galaxy S3 is almost ready, and could be released during August or September.
This means that Sammy is probably doing its final tests on the update and making sure all those Jelly Beans go well with the flagship smartphone. This is better news for owners of the international/unlocked version of the device. Those of us locked to American carriers will have to wait until the update is approved.
There is also a bit of good news for those rocking an older iteration of the Galaxy series. The same sources mention the Korean manufacturer is also testing this update on the Galaxy S2. As usual, the manufacturer will only release the update if it works well with the device. The Galaxy S2 is a very capable smartphone, and continues to be one of the most popular devices out there. So we are hoping Samsung will want to keep all those millions of users happy.
Hell, my bets go to the Samsung Galaxy S3 getting the update before my Verizon Galaxy Nexus… what a sad world. Prove me wrong, Verizon!
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