Android 4.1 may come to Galaxy S3 starting as soon as September.
The hugely successful Samsung Galaxy S3 arrived in the US running Ice Cream Sandwich and has been a hit with consumers. Samsung has resolved all the inventory issues they were having in June and July, with growing sales as indicated by the over 10 million units shipped by Samsung into the market. For all the Galaxy S3 owners in the world who are starting to wonder when they might get the next iteration of the Android OS, there appears to be very good news. And that is after the extremely long time that it took to get Ice Cream Sandwich out to the Galaxy S II.
It is being reported that testing for Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S3 has been completed and all that is left is an approval from Google. Not quite sure why Google has to approve the release for Samsung since Google has already released it to all the phone manufacturers. Anyway, once that is done, Samsung can then release Jelly Bean to all the wireless carriers of the world to add their pieces to it. Once that is done, it will be released to Galaxy S3 owners. Here in the US, wireless carriers are much slower than other parts of the world in getting things rolled out. We can expect to be 4 to 6 weeks after the international version receives Jelly Bean.
We reported a few weeks back about Jelly Bean coming soon, but even this is sooner than we thought it might be. We could hear Samsung announce it has completed its work in the next few weeks. So, just how much better is Jelly Bean over Ice Cream Sandwich? Here is a short video from GoogleMobile which represents the Offical Android Channel on YouTube. See for yourself just how much faster it is.