Galaxy S3 delight as Jelly Bean update lands

By Daniel Chubb - Sep 24, 2012

It wouldn’t be the first time someone shouted that their Samsung Galaxy S3 had the Jelly Bean update, which then got proven wrong once they checked the software version, so hearing that Android 4.1 has started to rollout on the Galaxy S3 won’t excite us just yet. We know Jelly Bean will hit European countries first, so this makes sense, and hearing this news from a number of sources also gives weight to the claim.

Earlier today a release explained that Finland would be one of the first countries to get the Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update, and the article explained that Samsung wants to prioritize the upgrade to “Nordic customers“. This information came from a Samsung Telecom Sales Manager, although screenshots from another source are now showing that Poland seems to be the first country to receive Android 4.1 on the Galaxy S3.

This popular Samsung news websites has published an image that proves to a certain extent that a user in Poland has installed the Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update onto their device, which they claim rolled out today. The source explains that the software update can be attained via OTA or KIES, but warns that you need over 50% battery life for everything to go smoothly, which is pretty much the same for most smartphones.

The image below is a screenshot from the updated device, and shows that the software version is Android 4.1.1. You’ll obviously notice it’s not in English, so some translation might be needed if you want to read exactly what the sections mean, although it’s pretty much the same layout as most Samsung Galaxy S3 devices and we’re sure most of our readers will understand it.

Has the Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update hit your device yet? If you live somewhere in Europe, especially Poland or the UK, then we’d love to know if the Jelly Bean update has reached your Galaxy S3 yet. It is worth noting that the source did explain other countries would receive the software within the next month, so we’d expect that to be the majority of European counties including Germany and the UK. If you see an update for Android 4.1.1 then let us know what country you’re from, and what time the download hit your device.

Let’s hope this is the real deal considering the annoyance seen with other setbacks, and of course false claims we’ve seen in the past don’t help either.

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  • matt

    im from the uk, i bought my galaxy s3 sim free but its not on o2 contract, iv not got any updates yet

  • Obaidur Rahman

    I live in the UK and it’s not available yet the other person is chatting s load of crap soon as I have the update I’ll let you know.

  • Rob G

    Not available in the UK yet (via Kies)

    • Naveen

      Available via OTA i’m from UK as well i have updated my device yesterday…

      • aka

        What network?

        • Naveen

          Factory Unlocked and it is with Tmobile…

  • femaletechgeek

    Why is that the USA gets everything last?!! we get the newest phones last, the updates last…by the time we get anything something else has been developed and rolling out! Is our business not good enough? I truly do not understand this, as much money as I spend on buying the new technology when it rolls out, its such a disappointment to get these updates so late! I remember being on the look out for the SG2 for Months by the time I was able to finally purchase it, Bam! SG3 was out ( which i bought immediately btw and love!)..I am just curious can anyone provide some insight as to why?

    • D

      Blame US carriers. They like to test and edit the phones and software updates before sending them out to their phones. This is why US gets new things late.

    • Raisin

      Because no-one likes you.