U.S. Cellular subscribers only have to wait a few more days for Jelly Bean (Photo : REUTERS/Stephen Lam)
The official Samsung Galaxy S3 update isn't here yet, but there is a ROM floating around that can give you a pretty good taste of what it feels like to be running the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, on Samsung's best-selling smartphone ever.
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Be warned though - giving this unofficial update a shot will void the warranty on your smartphone and Latinos Post does not endorse any of this. We are merely letting you know what is out there.
So think twice.
Done? If you still want to throw caution (and a little patience) to the wind, then website YouMobile has posted a guide on how you can flash the update to your device.
If you can wait, you should take note that Samsung is hard at work for an official Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3. It should roll out by the end of the month, if the reports are true.
But this will only be for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3s. Many U.S. consumers are tied to two-year carrier contracts and carrier-specific models, which means they will have to wait for a while longer. Either way, both unlocked and carrier Galaxy S3 owners in the United States will have Jelly Bean by the end of 2012 at the absolute latest.
Android updates are notoriously slow to roll out through U.S. carriers because of the process it takes to get them out to devices.
It requires Google to first develop the vanilla, stock version of the new Android operating system. Next, the update must be distributed to handset manufacturers, such as Samsung, who tailor the operating system to each specific device. Finally, the carrier, such as AT&T or Verizon, must approve and distribute the upgrade.
Jelly Bean is not a completely new overhaul, but will introduce some features like a smoother interface and Google Now, which is Google's voice-assistant much like Siri.
Stay tuned to LatinosPost for more updates on when the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be hitting Galaxy S3 devices.