Aug 15th, 2012

There’s some buzz around the internets, talking about an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 that could be arriving as soon as this month. Inside sources from SamMobille and GSMArena are both reporting that Samsung will have the update ready for SGS3 users on the 29th of this month, the very same day as Samsung’s Unpacked event for IFA in Berlin. Seems they could be unpacking more than just the Galaxy Note 2.

What’s interesting is typically when an OTA is getting this close to rolling out, numerous leaks of the software builds can be found on XDA and various Android forums, but so far — all’s quiet on the home front. Don’t let that discourage you, friends. If the launch of the Galaxy S3 taught us anything, it’s that Samsung takes the Galaxy S3 very seriously, and perhaps “the new Samsung” managed to tighten up their security when it comes to their software leakers too.

No word on if this rollout will only be hitting the international version of the Galaxy S3, but it seems likely. US carriers have been known for putting software updates through their paces, testing them every which way but loose, before pushing them out to devices on their networks. Jelly Bean is still plenty fresh out Google HQ and it could take sometime before you see it on your carrier branded S3.

[SamMobile | GSMArena]

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