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Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update for AT&T, Verizon mystifies

A few days have passed since we told you about an imminent Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update for lucky owners over in Australia. At the time, we mentioned about the continued silence regarding a Verizon Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update and unfortunately, the negative mood is unlikely to be changed following new reports of another Jelly Bean update starting for Canadian Galaxy S3 owners.

T-Mobile and Sprint Galaxy S3 owners should be counting themselves lucky at the moment, as they appear to be in a very select update group in the US, with Verizon and also AT&T don’t forget, yet to provide the elusive Jelly Bean update to their respective customers.

Samsung on the other hand can only sit and watch while carriers get their act together and they must be relieved to hear that there is further Jelly Bean progress over in Canada. A tweet sent out by Samsung Canada confirms that Jelly Bean rollouts will occur for the Galaxy S3 on Monday 3 December – so next week.

As you can see from the image, the update will happen OTA so customers should have their handsets at the ready waiting for the notification to arrive. What Samsung hasn’t mentioned though is what carriers will be involved, so we’ll have to wait and see whether this means that the update accounts for the likes of Bell, Telus and Rogers Galaxy S3 models together, or a single carrier individually.

An update on Canadian carrier Galaxy S3 models is likely to put further pressure on AT&T and Verizon to provide their own Jelly Bean upadte to consumers. How many carrier-specific tweaks do they intend to put on the original stock update, which is causing the delay we wonder? That is the question that a lot of frustrated Galaxy S3 owners are asking and is probably the sole reason why most will opt for a stock Nexus device like the Nexus 4 in the future.

If you are a US Galaxy S3 user still sitting with Ice Cream Sandwich after most other consumers already have Jelly Bean 4.1 or even 4.2, let us know your thoughts on Canadian models receiving the update before you.



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