Samsung have confirmed that their Samsung Galaxy S3 flagship smartphone is to get an OS upgrade to Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, the Korean tech giants won’t be pinned down on a date any more precise than sometime in October.
Samsung’s hand was forced by yesterday’s EE 4G UK network launch, where the company formerly known as Everything Everywhere revealed an exclusive titanium grey version of the phone running off their 4G LTE network and using Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from the offset.
An hand at the show was also a Galaxy S3 handset using a near-final build of the Jelly Bean, while the Galaxy S3’s take on Google’s latest operating system also leaked online in a near-final build a few days ago.
Speaking to CNET, Samsung confirmed a rough October launch window, though added vaguely that “details regarding the availability across network channels will be announced in due course.”
With that in mind, expect SIM-free versions of the handset to get the update first.
By Gerald Lynch | September 12th, 2012