After what appears to have now been a hoax a few days ago after an alleged ’60MB Jelly Bean’ update for the Samsung Galaxy S3, we now have a much needed progress report for you. Samsung has apparently sent out word that the official update will actually be happening in October instead.
To recap, we were sent a tipoff here in which a user claimed he had received a notification to update to Jelly Bean over in Germany. Having seen the sheer amount of comments from you telling us that you hadn’t received the update, it now looks like that could have been made up.
The reality now, is that the majority of Galaxy S3 users worldwide are still waiting for the Jelly Bean update, but we can tell you that Samsung has told CNET UK that the update will be happening in October. Unsurprisingly, there is no specific timeframe for when the update will be going live, although CNET are now running the story as a confirmed fact.
That obviously means that users now have another month to wait and some may be now tempted to install one of the various custom ROMS that are available. Samsung had promised at Mobile Unpacked in August that the update would be available soon, but did you expect that you would have to wait a further two months for it?
The company are notorious for being slow with their updates and consumers will really hope that this update situation doesn’t continue to drag out until the end of the year. Meanwhile, those planning to pick up the Note 2 won’t have to endure the same frustration as thankfully Samsung are including Jelly Bean right out of the box.
Presuming the news of an official update now happening in October is true, what is your reaction to this?