The Samsung Galaxy S3 launched about a month shy of the official announcement of Android 4.1, and while a few months have passed since Google introduced the latest update to their mobile OS, not many more will before Jelly Been is available for the Korean manufacturers flagship smartphone. CNET confirmed today that the update to Android 4.1 would be ready for deployment to the Galaxy S3 in October, though a more specific date was not named.
October is likely when to expect the update to arrive for GS3 handsets not locked to a carrier network, which likely means a loner wait for those who opted to purchase the device subsidized through a service contract. It should also be noted that the news pertains to the UK, so the timeline in other areas of the world may differ. The 4G version of the phone will launch in the UK with Jelly Bean out of the box. It’s unclear if an updated version of the phone is headed elsewhere.