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Samsung Confirms Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update for October

Ever since Google released the source code for its Android 4.1 operating system, Android fanatics have waited anxiously for updates to their smartphones. Now it looks like owners of one of today's hottest selling Android devices won't have to wait much longer.

Last month, Samsung announced its completion of the internal testing phase for its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update on the Samsung Galaxy S III. During IFA 2012, the company said the update was coming "very soon".

Now, Samsung has finally spilled the beans and announced the update will come in October. Additionally, Galaxy S II owners will receive the Android 4.1 update sometime in November.

Though no specific release date was given, we can probably expect the Galaxy S III update earlier on in the month. Several leaks of test builds have already made their rounds on the internet, showcasing Samsung's hard work. The latest of which is described as "very much near perfect".

If you can't wait for October to roll around, or if you'd like to check out the latest test build, head on over to SamMobile to download the leaked build.

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  • nuvon
    I hope it will make my S3 faster cause right now, it is slow, sluggish, and crash everytime I check email.
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  • you're doing something wrong.
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  • makaveli316
    nuvonI hope it will make my S3 faster cause right now, it is slow, sluggish, and crash everytime I check email.
    Dude, seriously you're trolling.
    That's the most responsive smartphone i've ever had in my hands and i owned an iPhone....
    Slow, sluggish and crashes? You probably bought some chinese Galaxy S3 look-alike.
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  • jaquith
    Unfortunately, the email crash is a known bug with attachments. Search - Galaxy S III crashing email attachment
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  • TomsSound
    Odd.. I've never had a email attachment crash my Galaxy S III.
    The S3 is pretty awesome.. does everything well.. except.. the whole S-Voice thing is too slow... IMO
    The display is amazing.. Simply beautiful and with Gorilla Glass 2... it really doesn't show fingerprints much either.
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  • jaquith
    Never suggest the Galaxy S III was 'bad' I can safely assume that Jelly Bean will correct the problems. :)
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  • redeemer
    He's not trolling my second S3 freezes and crashes often Roger LTE, they did release an update a few weeks ago now the problem is less problematic. You guys need to relax the SG3 is not even close to being the best phone out there, is just a good phone. I got for $99 2 year term and in Canada thats considered a good deal!!!
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  • house70
    Happy to see they still support the good ol' SGS2... It runs like butter already on ICS, can't imagine how much better it will be on JB.
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  • dalethepcman
    redeemerHe's not trolling my second S3 freezes and crashes often Roger LTE, they did release an update a few weeks ago now the problem is less problematic. You guys need to relax the SG3 is not even close to being the best phone out there, is just a good phone. I got for $99 2 year term and in Canada thats considered a good deal!!!
    If you purchased the GT I-9300, then you would have the best phone sold to date. If you have another phone that says "Galaxy S 3" that is not the GT I-9300, then you have a phone that was modified by either the recipient carrier or country. All LTE and WCDMA versions of the S3 have been modified.

    For everyone complaining about email crashing, why are you not using GMAIL like everyone else in the world. I know you have one, since you're using an android phone.

    If your using your corporate mail on your android phone then for the love of god, buy touchdown or use outlook 365 / outlook web access.
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  • nuvon
    Apple haters really need to clear your slow, sluggish and stubborn brain (if you even have a brain). You guys are narrow minded, narrow hearted, and blinded by your hatred. Why do you have to stand on either Android or Apple side? Whoever makes good product, and you can afford it, buy it. After all, it is just a phone. It is not like you are at war fighting for your country. Trolling? Do I have to? Chinese S3? Tell me where to get one. I really don't care what phone you use; I am just speaking from my personal experience. We are in Canada, that is what we are offered. @dalethepcman, I will try the outlook you suggested. BTW, my model number start with SGH-I7xxx, not GT I-9300. So, our carrier screwed up? If so, I will be switching back to iPhone after I am done with this contract.
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