By Anu Passary | Oct 19, 2012 10:57 AM EDT
On Oct. 17, Samsung released an official press statement confirming that all versions of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S3 will get the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in the "coming months." However, the press release does not disclose the release date of the update.
"The No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide1 - continues its commitment to bringing the latest innovation to market with the rollout of Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world's most popular smartphone operating system, to all Galaxy S III smartphones in the U.S. in the coming months," states the Samsung press release.
The Galaxy S3 was launched in May this year and has been received highly in the U.S. smartphone market. The device packs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS); however, with the release of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, many users are hoping to get the update at the earliest.
The press release confirms that "the update will be made available both over the air and as a download via Kies, Samsung's content sync and software update solution. The specific timing and update method will be announced by each carrier partner, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular."
Samsung has already rolled out the Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 in Korea and some regions in Europe. Customers in the UK are expected to get the update by November this year. However, a report from Examiner states that U.S. customers (with the exception of Sprint) may not see the Jelly Bean update appearing on their Galaxy S3 before 2013.
Samsung also announced that the "Galaxy S III owners will receive the Jelly Bean update as well as a host of new and enhanced TouchWiz features, making it a faster, richer and more responsive device experience. Samsung's best-selling flagship smartphone just got even better."
The Galaxy S3 is one of the most popular Android smartphones in the U.S. The delay in getting Jelly Bean to the U.S. version of the popular smartphone will frustrate U.S. owners further. However, for the time being the consumers will have to wait a bit longer and play with the Android 4.0 instead.
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