Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean importance for 4.2 update

By Alan Ng - Nov 24, 2012

How is your current experience at the moment with your Samsung Galaxy S3 handset? Are you still enjoying the device as when you first bought it, or has software update delays dampened your mood a little bit? The Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update is now available for most devices, however Verizon is still refusing to give their customers a timeline on when they’ll be pushing it out.

With Verizon customers the last ones to the Android update party yet again, many consumers who already have the Jelly Bean update are now starting to look ahead at a potential Android 4.2 update and the likelihood of Samsung and respective carriers providing the new features to users.

The good news, is that Samsung has already been quoted as saying that they are looking into the possibility of updating their Galaxy portfolio to Android 4.2. However, that quote also mentions that rollout plans will be announced ‘in due course’, which obviously could take months yet for this to actually be of any substance to users.

Samsung are infamous for their slow Android updates and devices like the Galaxy S3 could see an extended wait for getting an update to Android 4.2. We’ve seen little said by the company on the chances of this happening, but really we shouldn’t be hearing anything at all, until they have successfully updated every single Galaxy S3 variant to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Having said that, many of you believe that it is Verizon to blame and not Samsung for Verizon’s Jelly Bean update and it’s safe to say that the chances are very slim of their version getting Android 4.2 around the same time as say the Sprint and AT&T models.

Is the Android 4.2 update really worth getting stressed about though? New features such as Photosphere and Gesture Typing are available, but other than that it really is a minor improvement to the main features that came with the core Jelly Bean update. There has also been some well documented problems with the Android 4.2 update that are starting to make some Galaxy Nexus consumers wish they hadn’t updated.

As a Galaxy S owner who is already enjoying the fruits of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, what importance do you place the Android 4.2 update? Do you want it badly, or are you more concerned on whether the device will be updated to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie instead?

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  • HI i from India updated my s3 to JB and having too many problems . i keep hearing the call waiting beeps in the background long after the call has been picked. can any one help me

    • nikki

      I’m getting the same thing.. its so annoying

  • I hate Apple

    I am getting pissed! I have the Samsung galaxy sIII with Verizon and have been a subscriber tit them for just over a month so far. as soon as my contract ends, I’m going to ageing without a doubt!

  • Damarkus13

    I getting tired of everyone winning about Verizon’s slow update cycle. I signed another contract with Verizon fully expecting the 4.1.1 update to roll out after the first of the year. Why? Because they have LTE pretty much everywhere. People need to do some research before they sign a binding two year contract with a company.

  • bigjoe

    I call Verizon everyday to see when they are going to release JB to us. But the idiots at Big Red just guess when it is going to be released. In the last two days I got answers like it was released or it is coming out in Jan. If I could drop Verizon today without any penalites I would.

  • Unamedspartan

    I’m running cyanogenmod 10 jelly bean 4.1.2 with the 4.2 photo sphere camera. It comes delayed and has what you want in a stable ROM. Why wait? Flash now!

  • What? We are already talking about 4.2, and yet I just updated to 4.1.1 yesterday! Give us a break! Wait a while Samsung and fix the lag on your Galaxy Player!

  • Danny Dodge

    I’m happy with it since the jelly Bean update which made three phone awesome, anything else will be a bonus that comes our way.. Would like the multiple ap functionality

  • Samsung user

    Samsung user

    Yes indeed having the update to 4.1.2 would be great to have and make use of the multi window mostly besides other benefits. My S3 is great and having stable updates will make the name stand still above the rest.

  • mlewis76

    u should probably do some frikkin research before you write this crap. T mobile and sprint are the ONLY companies that have released updates. US Cellular, Verizon and At&t HAVE NOT. Once again the biggest company is trying to pull the poor pitiful me’s. Hire someone that knows what they’re talking about to write your articles instead of an idiot that has no idea. SMH!!

    • yarrellray

      You ain’t lying. I had my jelly bean update on my Galaxy S3 November 14th on tmobile. That same night i sold my Galaxy S3 and that Thursday morning at 10am i walked into my favorite tmobile store and purchased my Galaxy Note 2. All i want is my Android 4.1.2 update so i can have my multi Window feature. Sprint beat us to that to on the Samsung Note 2 Sprint has been kicking everyone’s ass in the update game. Verizon is the biggest joke in the tech game when it comes to updates. Piss on Verizon. .

  • Carlo

    Yeah, pretty pissed off that we havent got the update yet. Why can iOS be released all at one timenot only over every network, but also accross ALL iPhone types?

  • Jamel Shepard

    FYI. AT&T customers don’t have it either so Verizon isn’t only company dragging their feet.