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Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update for AUS, Verizon still MIA

Look away Verizon owners now, as we have news of another official carrier Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 to tell you about. Owners of the handset in Australia on Vodafone are going to be very happy indeed, as Vodafone has just given the green light for an official update to start at the beginning of next week.

As you can probably guess, Verizon still hasn’t given any sort of hint of when their own Galaxy S3 owners will be getting the same Android 4.1.1 update. It’s starting to become a very familiar situation indeed now with regards to software delays and some of you who have been waiting patiently may be starting to regret the decision to opt for Verzion.

On top of that, the Droid DNA is now Verizon’s pride and joy and it means that Big Red may be putting all of their resources together to ensure that new customers will get an update to Android 4.2 asap, rather than cater for their customers who are still stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3.

Meanwhile, the wait is over in Australia for Vodafone customers. The Jelly Bean update rollout will start on Monday November 26, with 10,000 Galaxy S3 users to be selected at random for the OTA update initially. Then later on in the week, another 10% of all users will be notified to update, before Vodafone provides the download links at the end of the week – ensuring that everyone is updated by no later than 14 days.

As usual, you can either wait for an OTA notification to appear automatically, or you can head into your Samsung KIES software or phone settings yourself to push the update manually. Google Now is waiting for you once you have finally updated, but how long are Verizon going to keep their US customers waiting?

The weeks are starting to drag on now and it can’t be good with delay after delay. If you have the Verizon Galaxy S3, let us know how you are feeling right now. Are you still prepared to wait it out for as long as possible, or are you starting to have feelings of regret?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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