The rollout of Android Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the US has been anything but plain sailing. Many Sprint customers already have the update while some still do not, Verizon customers are still bewildered as to when their update will be coming and so far, there has been no hints of a potential release for AT&T customers either.
Meanwhile in Europe and other parts of the world, other Galaxy S3 users are already enjoying the fruits of Jelly Bean and have been for a number of weeks now. We see the same update roller coaster in the US with every single Android update and we are wondering when future software updates will occur universally, as a law – not when carriers feel like it.
It’s been well documented that a bulk of Sprint customers already have the Jelly Bean update on the Galaxy S3. However, we still continue to receive feedback, complaining that the update is not out for everyone yet – with the words ‘gradual rollout’ really starting to take on a whole meaning.
Today, we bring new rumors and hope to AT&T users, as we may see a Jelly Bean update for the AT&T Galaxy S3 sometime next week – if the infamous ‘anonymous tip’ from GottabeMobile is to be believed. AT&T will not want to be last to the party with the Jelly Bean update (Verizon will probably have that honor), so perhaps we will finally see some movement next week after all.
Then again, you will know too well not to take Jelly Bean update rumors to heart, as they often change numerous times, with carriers loving to delay updates time and time again. Is the continued delays really acceptable though, considering you were under the assumption when you purchased your device that swift official updates would happen shortly after release?
If you are a Galaxy S3 owner on AT&T, let us know your thoughts on the agonizing wait for Jelly Bean. Are you prepared to wait as long as possible, or have you already started to experiment with custom software out of sheer frustration?
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