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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was unveiled by Google more than three months ago, but many Android devices still haven't received the update. The biggest Android device of the year so far, the Samsung Galaxy S3, is currently in the process of being upgraded to Jelly Bean, and Samsung UK has confirmed Jelly Bean will be available to UK consumers this month.
Samsung-centric site SamMobile found out that a disgruntled Lewis Brooks wrote to Samsung UK on Facebook saying, "Hurry up Samsung and release the Jelly Bean update for the UK international S3."
Samsung UK responded, "Hi Lewis, we can confirm that the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system will be available on the Galaxy S III this month. Details regarding availability across network channels will be announced in due course."
So there you have not. Not much specifics there, but at least UK Galaxy S3 owners can expect their handsets to be running Android Jelly Bean within a couple weeks.
Samsung began rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 earlier this month across international markets. Website YouMobile has been keeping an updated list of the Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean launches throughout the world. As of now, only five countries are listed as having an official Jelly Bean update out. The five are Hong Kong, Korea, Poland, Sweden, and Taiwan.
For those of us in the United States, the wait will be a little longer. The official Samsung update page lists the Jelly Bean update as "Coming Soon!" across carriers. More likely than not, expect it to release before the end of 2012, probably in time for the holiday shopping season as carriers try to lure in more customers.
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