By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the hottest Android devices currently on the market, but fans are getting anxious about the promised Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Although Samsung does not have the best track record in terms of timely updates for its Android handsets (remember last year's delays with the Galaxy S2), this time the company promises to offer the upgrade soon.
"The Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system will be available on the Galaxy S3 from October," Samsung told CNET UK.
If October seems too far away, however, Everything Everywhere, or EE for short, just launched UK's first 4G network, and indicated that the Galaxy S3 4G will be available with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. While Orange and T-Mobile were among the last to receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update on their Samsung Galaxy S2 handsets, now they are the ones who will enjoy the 4G Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean, under the EE brand.
Considering that the announcement came from Samsung directly (via CNET), the update will likely land on SIM-free handsets first. Phones locked to a certain network will most likely get the update a bit later, as each network will need time to properly test the upgrade and make sure it runs properly with their respective devices.
"Details regarding the availability across network channels will be announced in due course," added Samsung.
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