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Samsung has been a busy bee this year. On top of releasing the Galaxy S3 earlier this summer, the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet around one week ago, and unveiling the Galaxy Note 2 in a few days, the Korean electronics company is also hard at work developing Jelly Bean upgrades for many of its devices. Now, multiple reports are stating that Samsung will make a Jelly Bean update for international Galaxy S3 owners available at the end of August.
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The latest report comes from AndroidCentral, which claims that a source has revealed to them a Jelly Bean upgrade is on its way.
"Sources familiar with Samsung's plans inform us that the firmware is in the final stages of testing. The current schedule calls for the release of the international S3 Jelly Bean update shortly after the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany next Wednesday, Aug. 29," says AndroidCentral.
Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 2 at the Unpacked event in Berlin, but it is highly unlikely that the Galaxy Note 2 would ship with Jelly Bean pre-installed.
Website SamMobile claimed to have gotten their hands on a pre-release build of the Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 and wrote this on August 16:
"ADVICE of SamMobile is wait for 15 days to get the official updates by KIES or OTA!!!!"
If you do the simple math, that puts the Jelly Bean upgrade date at August 31.
This Jelly Bean upgrade, however, will only be available to unlocked Galaxy S3 smartphones via OTA or Samsung's KIES software.
Galaxy S3 owners in the United States and other countries will have to wait until their carriers approve and distribute the Jelly Bean update after they receive it from Samsung.