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Samsung's Almost Done Making Android 4.1 for Galaxy S III

By - Source: Sammobile | B 29 comments

Internal testing on Galaxy S III Jelly Bean port completed, public version coming soon.

With over 10 million devices sold within two months of its release, Samsung's Galaxy S III is one of the most if not the most popular android devices on the market.

With the Android 4.1 source out in the open, it only makes sense that Samsung is working hard to quickly bring it to its flagship device.

The company's mobile blog indicates internal testing of the new firmware has already been completed and that a public-ready version is in the process of being completed. After its completion, all that's left is final approval from Google before the update is sent out to all Galaxy S III devices.

In addition to the port for the Galaxy S III, Samsung is also making progress on the Android 4.1 update for the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note.

Despite being in the middle of a very public billion dollar trial, it seems like Samsung is still as focused as ever. It's only a matter of time before all of Samsung's hot selling devices get a little taste of Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Tune into Sammobile for more updates from Samsung.

 

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    The Greater Good , August 8, 2012 5:11 PM
    Only to be released a year later! That's how the Froyo update went for my Captivate. If you don't want to wait, cruse over to XDA and get it now.
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    dalethepcman , August 8, 2012 5:24 PM
    The software for the galaxy s2 was available almost immediately. The captivate was an AT&T specific model with modifications made at AT&T's request. This took longer to validate and was on AT&T to do, not Google/Samsung.

    Anyone with a I-9100 international version would have had the update notification within a week or two. I expect the same to happen with the Galaxy S 3. Since the carriers don't seem to be making modifications, everyone should get their update at the same time.
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    Inferno1217 , August 8, 2012 5:34 PM
    Hope they are better at deploying it for use in the real world and not just talking about it for a year. HTC's still trying to get ICS out. My poor Thunderbolt!
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    xanagu , August 8, 2012 5:45 PM
    iCrap 5 so irrelevant now is not even funny
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    Anonymous , August 8, 2012 5:57 PM
    @dalethepcman

    The Captivate was one of the original Galaxy S variants, not the S2. Samsung released Froyo after a very long wait on almost all of the S1 variants, and decided to axe Gingerbread and onwards, citing hardware incompatibilities while the nearly-identical Nexus S is now on Jelly Bean.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , August 8, 2012 6:01 PM
    Can't wait for the update!!! Man I love this phone
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    Netherscourge , August 8, 2012 6:01 PM
    Yea, hurry up and release this thing so Apple can add all the cool features to iOS 6.

    :) 

    I'm tried of having to jailbreak my iPhone every time iOS is updated so it can have all the Android features and customization.
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    amdwilliam1985 , August 8, 2012 7:03 PM
    Very good news, Samsung can stand out even more from the other OEMs by being the first OEM to provide Android upgrades to non-Nexus phones.
    I hope they're talking about both version of SGS3, the international and the U.S.
    Exciting to hear about SGS2 and Galaxy Note are pending to get the Jelly Bean.(I have SGS2 with TMobile)
    Been playing with my N7 for a few weeks now, love the butter.

    In a world where ice cream and butter are widely available, iOS will become irrelevant to all except those royalists.
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    leeashton , August 8, 2012 7:34 PM
    i doubt it will come out soon because Google's flagship (nexus) wont have any selling point, you will find it will still take a while to get certification
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    subaru41 , August 8, 2012 7:39 PM
    Poor Apple. The only thing that they have to hope for the future is to win the lawsuit against Samsung for revenue, because there iOS cant keep up with android and is so boring. Eventually the isheep will wake and realize what they have been missing out on. How can you not love running JB with Apex or Go Launcher. Customization is unlimited.

    The best analogy I have heard is Apples iPhone is a point and shoot camera, and Android(SG3, HTC One X) is a DSLR. The DSLR is bigger, more options and gives the user ability to do what you want. whereas the point and shoot(iPhone) you are limited on options and the quality isn't there, and the size is very small.
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    huron , August 8, 2012 8:05 PM
    Well this is good news. I can only hope the validation and the rollout will happen quickly and smoothly. Love my GS3...can't wait for it to be even better.
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    belardo , August 8, 2012 8:10 PM
    Camera analogy sucks. A skilled photographer can still get great shots from a PAS camera and another can still take crappy photos from an SLR. Besides iPhone users can do pretty much anything an android phone can. It's just a more closed system with more apps of usually better quality since their tablets and phones tend to be more powerful.
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    phate , August 8, 2012 8:33 PM
    belardoCamera analogy sucks. A skilled photographer can still get great shots from a PAS camera and another can still take crappy photos from an SLR. Besides iPhone users can do pretty much anything an android phone can. It's just a more closed system with more apps of usually better quality since their tablets and phones tend to be more powerful.


    Huh? Perhaps, if you compare it to Android stuff found in the bargain bin at Walmart, but most cost-comparable stuff on Android is faster. Sometimes with the launch of a new product Apple is ahead, but usually not for very long.
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    amdwilliam1985 , August 8, 2012 8:33 PM
    belardoCamera analogy sucks. A skilled photographer can still get great shots from a PAS camera and another can still take crappy photos from an SLR. Besides iPhone users can do pretty much anything an android phone can. It's just a more closed system with more apps of usually better quality since their tablets and phones tend to be more powerful.


    Nope, not pretty much anything.
    1) Plug in your phone to USB port.
    2) Drag and drop music/video.
    3) Unplug and enjoy your music/video(any codec).

    All the people I know with iPhone has the same generic boring ringtone, lol Apple won't even allow you to set your own mp3 as your personal ringtone.
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    sundragon , August 8, 2012 9:47 PM
    The Greater GoodOnly to be released a year later! That's how the Froyo update went for my Captivate. If you don't want to wait, cruse over to XDA and get it now.


    Absolutely rediculous that Android phones don't get regular updates. Google needs to rewrite the Android terms to require at least a year or two's worth of updates so people don't HAVE to root their phone...

    I got the Nexus 7 because Google promises updates regularly - And thus far delivers....

    Frikin' 3 year old iPhone 3GS will get iOS 6 in September and my friend's (less than a year old) Droid Bionic is gonna get rooted this weekend because he doesn't know enough to do it himself.

    Before anyone poo poos him for being an idiot - he's not tech savvy and that's most of the population - Making something for geeks isn't going to make as much money as something everyone can use...

    Now bring on the haters! :) 
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    Anonymous , August 8, 2012 10:02 PM
    This is the very worse article I've read in a week. Sammobile is NOT Samsung's mobile blogs. It's a independent fan Site with no official connection to Samsung.
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    Vladislaus , August 8, 2012 11:53 PM
    sundragonAbsolutely rediculous that Android phones don't get regular updates. Google needs to rewrite the Android terms to require at least a year or two's worth of updates so people don't HAVE to root their phone...I got the Nexus 7 because Google promises updates regularly - And thus far delivers....Frikin' 3 year old iPhone 3GS will get iOS 6 in September and my friend's (less than a year old) Droid Bionic is gonna get rooted this weekend because he doesn't know enough to do it himself.Before anyone poo poos him for being an idiot - he's not tech savvy and that's most of the population - Making something for geeks isn't going to make as much money as something everyone can use... Now bring on the haters!

    Agreed, Google needs to solve the phone updatability problem. It's unacceptable that Google is already at 4.1 (Jelly Bean) but most people is still two versions behind. Also, a OS version that was released 10 months ago (Ice Cream Sandwich) is only present on 16% of android devices. It's about the same share as Froyo, a OS that was released more than two years ago.
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    captaincharisma , August 9, 2012 4:49 AM
    VladislausAgreed, Google needs to solve the phone updatability problem. It's unacceptable that Google is already at 4.1 (Jelly Bean) but most people is still two versions behind. Also, a OS version that was released 10 months ago (Ice Cream Sandwich) is only present on 16% of android devices. It's about the same share as Froyo, a OS that was released more than two years ago.


    its not google's fault. it is the OEM's who alter the OS to use their own crappy proprietary software . if every phone used the stock version of android then every phone would see speedy updates like the nexus line of phones
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    captaincharisma , August 9, 2012 4:51 AM
    leeashtoni doubt it will come out soon because Google's flagship (nexus) wont have any selling point, you will find it will still take a while to get certification


    necus line is always guarenteed to get updates and all nexus phones (besides CDMA version's) are unlocked out of the box. the nexus line will always be the best droid phones to get
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    tului , August 9, 2012 9:24 AM
    ZingamActually it is Google's fault. They've created an OS that allows that. It's like you leave your wallet on the street and you say: "It's the thieve's fault." Well, no, it is yours responsibility.

    To be fair to Google, I'm sure they wanted to do it another way. The carriers are massive douchebags who want to keep all hardware and software locked down. They likely bitched, moaned, drug their feet and even threatened to get their way. Now that Google's foot is in the door, they should stand up though. Or maybe someone should go terrorist on some carrier CEO dicksheads.
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