Here in the US, we have been waiting for the latest version of the Android OS to roll out to all the wireless carriers selling the very popular Galaxy S3. The Jelly Bean update brings a number of improvements and getting that provided seems to be moving ever so slowly. Sprint has already been delivering the update and today, T-Mobile is providing an over the air update via Samsung’s Kies. This update will be providing Android 4.1.1 to those Samsung Galaxy S3 owners who are on the T-Mobile wireless network.
Now that news is coming out for the Jelly Bean update at T-Mobile, one starts to wonder about other wireless carriers. We know that Sprint has been rolling out Jelly Bean for a few weeks for Galaxy S3 owners. So that begs the question as to what is going on with AT&T and Verizon. We know that they have to add their pieces to Android 4.1.1. How much longer are these two heavy weight wireless carriers in the US going to take before rolling out Android 4.1 to Galaxy S3 owners?
Rumors are circulating that AT&T will be seen rolling out Jelly Bean this week and that would be fantastic news if correct. And the rumor is indicating that this could be Android 4.1.2 for AT&T Galaxy S3 owners. For a change, this would be great to have the most current version. Well, at least more current than Android 4.1.1. We know that Google has announced Android 4.2 last month, so 4.1.2 is the best we can get.
If the AT&T rumor is correct, Verizon is again the last US carrier to be rolling out an OS update to their smart phones. We can hope that Verizon provides Jelly Bean to their Galaxy S3 owners next week, but that is an unknown. As a Verizon customer, I remain hopeful to see Jelly Bean on my Galaxy S3 smart phone this month.