Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 JellyBean Update Confirmed for US

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
October 4, 2012|2:11 pm
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    Samsung Galaxy S3 JellyBean

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Update has finally been confirmed for the U.S.

Samsung released a new list this week that reveals what devices will be or already have been updated to Jelly Bean on the five major U.S. carriers, including T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular.

The Galaxy S3 was confirmed to receive the update on all five of the carriers.

The official Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update has already leaked for Sprint users, though.

This version showed up as a ROM at XDA's developer's forum, where it can be installed on the Samsung device.

Samsung's TouchWiz skin is featured on this build of Android and it also comes with Project Butter and Google Now.

There have been some problems with the ROM, as XDA members have reported that apps have been crashing with it. Curious S3 owners also should note that downloading it will void their warranty.

The Garnet Red version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is also now available in the U.K. SIM free.

The device can be purchased by residents of the U.K. without a contract from a major carrier for just £429.99.

This international version of the device was announced back in August along with the upcoming Sapphire Black and Titanium Grey variants. It was originally an AT&T exclusive, but now has been made available to customers in the U.K.

The device can be ordered from a retailer known as Expansys and will arrive in three to five business days.

Samsung seems to have secured one significant victory in the U.K. recently, as the Galaxy S3 is still the number one device in the nation despite the release of the iPhone 5.

The data used to determine the winner was compiled by Mobile Tracker report from uSwitch. It shows that the latest figures of U.K. handset pre-orders and sales. It found that despite the mass excitement surrounding the recent Sept. 21 iPhone launch, the Galaxy S3 has remained the leading handset in the U.K. for the past month.

 

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