South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung is reportedly on the verge of rolling out the much anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its flagship, Galaxy S3. Reports suggest that owners may be able to pull the update down from Samsung’s servers in late September or early October.
Sam Mobile, a blog dedicated to publishing latest news about Samsung mobile devices, reported Monday, August 6th, that the Jelly Bean firmware for Galaxy S III has already passed testing and reached public version. If this is true, the firmware will be released for public preview before reaching a stable release candidate, then the final stable version.
Google will also play an important role in the roll out of the Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 because each Android release and update is subject to its approval. The agreement between manufacturers and Google has always been taken seriously especially now that the search titan is facing legal disputes against Oracle over Java fair use policy.
Tech enthusiasts say that Samsung is trying to stick as close as possible to the original Jelly Bean build because doing so does not require so much manpower and time to finish the development. Also, it is trying to be very careful in putting new features in its firmware knowing Apple is always on the lookout for features that have similarities to its patents. Both companies are still battling in court over patent issues. Apple is said to be preparing to file another patent case against Samsung’s flagship.
Sam Mobile reported that this information was from insiders who allegedly provided them with correct information about Ice Cream Sandwich update several months ago; however, Samsung hasn’t confirmed this report yet.
While every Galaxy S3 owner might think the update will reach them in September or October, there is a possibility that it would arrive later than expected knowing it will pass the hands of the carriers; further testing may even be done to make sure the update will not interrupt with the service. Thus, there is a valid reason that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update or Samsung Galaxy S3 will be rolled out in November or December.