AT&T To Roll Out Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Update This Week?

By Anu Passary | Nov 14, 2012 09:09 AM EST

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Samsung Galaxy S3 users in the U.S. will be happy to know that AT&T could possibly push out the Jelly Bean update soon. Reports indicate that carrier AT&T is slated to roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 sometime this week.

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According to a PopHerald report, on Nov. 7, an anonymous tipster told the Web site that AT&T subscribers could soon receive the much-awaited update from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

"We've just received an anonymous tip that the Android 4.1.2 Jellybean for AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone will be arriving next week, if this news is indeed true, users of the country's second largest mobile service provider will have something worth 'thanking for' by the end of this month," reported PopHerald.

On Oct. 17, Samsung had released an official statement which confirmed that all Galaxy S3 smartphones in the U.S. would receive the Jelly Bean update "in the coming months." The press release also confirmed that "the specific timing and update method will be announced by each carrier partner, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular."

Earlier in October, Sprint became the first U.S. carrier to push out the over-the-air (OTA) software update to its subscribers, and if the PopHerald report is legit, then AT&T would soon be following suit.

If AT&T rolls out the update within this week as speculated, then only Verizon, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular customers would be waiting for the Jelly Bean update to reach their devices as the carriers are yet to make any announcements.

However, recently, a leaked Jelly Bean ROM for Verizon's Galaxy S3 with an Oct.24 date surfaced on the Internet, and XDA Developers reported that this was the final build of the ROM before an official upgrade would take place. The leak would suggest that Verizon too is on course to roll out the software update soon.

With the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update set to make it to AT&T's Galaxy S3 soon, the wait for the carrier's U.S. customers seems to finally be over.

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