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Posted Nov 14, 2012
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Galaxy S III Jelly Bean

Does anyone know when ours is coming? Sprint got theirs in October, and T-Mobile is pushing out the update today... I don't understand why it's taking AT&T so long

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Nov 10, 2012 7:01:51 PM
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It was Adobe's decision, as they don't want to be in the mobile OS market anymore.  They stopped supporting their Flash Player with the new version of Android.

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Nov 11, 2012 4:38:58 PM
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Aww, that's so disappointing to hear. That was one of the key reasons why I liked Android. :smileyindifferent:

:cathappy: Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 :cathappy:



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Nov 13, 2012 10:37:15 AM
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There are tons of places to get your extended life battery/replacement back for your phone much cheaper.  Amazon being one with multiple choices. You spent  #x's what you needed to @ $88

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Nov 13, 2012 11:12:46 AM
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Edited by redpoint73 on Nov 13, 2012 at 11:14:24 AM

21stNow wrote:

It was Adobe's decision, as they don't want to be in the mobile OS market anymore.  They stopped supporting their Flash Player with the new version of Android.


Apparently, HTML5 (which is open source, compared to Adobe's proprietary Flash Player) is supposed to be the future on all platforms, not just mobile.  But it really hasn't panned out that way yet.  More websites are moving to HTML5, but many other websites still use it.  So Adobe's decision to stop supporting Android at this time is pretty annoying for many people.

 

That said, as previously mentioned, you can still install Flash Player on your device running JB.  The method is easy to find by Googling around for a few minutes.  As usual, use caution before installing software obtained from unofficial sources.  But really, if your phone comes with a feature out of the box, you should have every right to continue making it work.

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Nov 14, 2012 9:00:16 AM
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Just saw that T-Mobile is updating S3 today to Jelly Bean.  AT&T needs to get with it and not be last to the party as ususal.

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Nov 14, 2012 12:14:16 PM
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But then again, what does AT&T care about updates to existing customers. Must have 1 person working on Android updates for all of AT&T.  A team would not take 4 months.

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Nov 14, 2012 1:30:29 PM
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Edited by Phil-101 on Nov 14, 2012 at 1:34:25 PM

[word filter avoidance] I was promised Jely Bean update August 29. Where is it or do you even care about you good customers?

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Nov 15, 2012 7:10:20 AM
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Edited by kgbkny on Nov 15, 2012 at 7:15:42 AM

redmacdaddy wrote:

But then again, what does AT&T care about updates to existing customers. Must have 1 person working on Android updates for all of AT&T.  A team would not take 4 months.


Since T-Mobile is experiencing non-stop churn of contract customers (myself included - I left T-Mobile 4 months ago), it's in their best interest to do whatever possible to at least put a Band-Aid on the wound. Unlike T-Mobile, AT&T has the iPhone, an LTE network and far more extensive coverage footprint. They don't need to worry about trivial issues like timely firmware updates (pardon the sarcasm!).

 

A member of XDA Developers, claiming to be a former AT&T employee, stated that the department that works on updates is extremely lazy. Personally, I wasn't expecting a timely update from a U.S. carrier, but being outdone by T-Mobile and Sprint? Step it up, AT&T....

 

I would definitely love to experience Jellybean on my GS3. Yes, Jellybean is a significant improvement over ICS - thanks to my Galaxy Nexus, I speak from personal experience. I'll wait it out until the end of the month, and then it's off to root and ROM!

 

Speaking of Galaxy Nexus...I was absolutely correct in my earlier post. The 4.2 update for it was released a couple of days ago, while AT&T's GS3 is still waiting to receive 4.1. We're now 2 firmware versions behind. I guess being a flagship device still doesn't count for anything!

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Nov 15, 2012 1:40:47 PM
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Yah, I don't think I really care, but it sucks to be behind. I really thought with the gs3 twere had turned a corner. Don't they realize that it's the updates and new tweaks that keep us interested? It's like getting a sweet Porsche 911 and putting Kia wheels on it. I'll shop around when my contract is up.

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Nov 15, 2012 1:45:32 PM
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Att definitely doesn't stay in touch with what's important to customers. The flagship smartphone crowd wants to be number one for as long as possible. They have now put the galaxy 3 TWO software updates behind. Jellybean 4.2 is out while we wait. I don't like apple but at least they know how to update software...every six months like a clock.

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Nov 15, 2012 7:31:04 PM
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Yup complete crap. Jellybean has been out for awhile now and almost every carrier has it on there GS3 but not AT&T. Get on the ball AT&T

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Nov 16, 2012 5:52:49 AM
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fp4lc4pon3 wrote:

Yup complete crap. Jellybean has been out for awhile now and almost every carrier has it on there GS3 but not AT&T. Get on the ball AT&T


Actually, only Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the GS3 have received Jellybean. With that being said, there is absolutely no excuse for the two largest carriers in the U.S. to delay the update.

As much as it pains me to say it, software update delays are stark reality that comes with getting a carrier-branded phone.

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Nov 16, 2012 6:29:55 AM
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cheddarnut wrote:

Yah, I don't think I really care, but it sucks to be behind. I really thought with the gs3 twere had turned a corner. Don't they realize that it's the updates and new tweaks that keep us interested? It's like getting a sweet Porsche 911 and putting Kia wheels on it. I'll shop around when my contract is up.


Here's what we all need to realize: whenever we purchase a carrier-branded Android phone, there will ALWAYS be OS update delays. I've finally decided to sell my Galaxy Nexus, but I have a Nexus 10 on the way, which will enable me to enjoy the latest updates directly from Google. However, that still doesn't make me feel better about the GS3 update delay. There is simply no excuse for carriers holding back updates to flagship phones.

As far as shopping around is concerned, quality service outweighs timely OS updates, at least in my case. I'm a former T-Mobile customer, and their data service was absolutely horrible in my area. I live in NYC, so there is really no excuse for 0.5 Mbps downstream speeds in a supposedly 4G area of a major metropolis. Sprint is horrible as well. AT&T may be slow to update, but I really can't complain about their service.

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Nov 16, 2012 11:47:38 AM
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When do we expect Att to release the updates for Samsung Galaxy S3.. 

Any insiders pl you are most than welcome to respond.. Let us know the reason for the holdup...

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Nov 16, 2012 11:56:33 AM
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Edited by raik on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:00:03 PM

whenever they ready I guess, at&t have history of horrible android update for samsung flag ship phone. I'm already rooted my S3 and load it with the black JB and it been working nice. Waiting for AT&T will be just a watse of time, and even if they release it, it will have full of their bloatwares that will eat your data usage away if you not watching them closely

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Nov 16, 2012 1:34:58 PM
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It can't be too far off. Sprint and T-Mobile have it now.  Since the update is available thru Kies (and maybe OTA on ATT) you have to give time for people to download the JB update for Sprint and T-Mobile. Samsung does not want everyone downloading all at once (I am assuming that Kies is connecting to Samsung servers and not ATT). They also don't want to overload their customer service reps. That is they need a few weeks to have T-Mobile/Sprint users to finish.

 

I would imagine JB for ATT would be available in the next few weeks. They will release it, just a matter of time.

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Nov 17, 2012 7:20:18 AM
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I think the problem is more that att simply does not care, they probably have a just out of school intern working on the updates. apple has no problem releasing ios updates to all iphones at once through i-tunes so i doubt thats an issue , the problem is at&t, thats why you will never get any official answers from any employees here.

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Nov 17, 2012 9:03:37 AM
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chrisayrer wrote:

 the problem is at&t, thats why you will never get any official answers from any employees here.



You are 100% correct. Samsung has already provided the update to AT&T, who is delaying it under the guise of "testing to ensure compatibility". Samsung is not to blame in the situation - this is all on AT&T.

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Nov 17, 2012 9:10:54 AM
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Yeah this is getting insane. how many times have we heard it is coming out this week? they have had more than enough time to get it out. T mobile has it out for the love of God. I hate at&t, they just don't care. If we were paying $5 to update you better believe it would have been out long ago. I wish iI had a note 2,and a carrier that was not incompetent. you suck at&t!

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Nov 18, 2012 6:42:10 AM
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I'm beginning to get worried that after this 4.1.1 or 4.1.2 update, whatever is taking so long, we won't get another update. they have done it so many times before. updating a phone once and then they are done. I have lost all hope in at&t regarding their updates. The s3 is still the most popular phone on the market. You suck at&t. should have waited for a Note 2.

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Nov 18, 2012 9:21:11 PM
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Edited by Phil-101 on Nov 18, 2012 at 9:38:06 PM

You r correct. I'm embarrassed that att is dragging their feet while the smaller companies have it out already. Since its free they gonna take their sweet time but If they would charge for it we wouldve have it already. So whitnasty I second that.

 

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Nov 19, 2012 7:05:54 AM
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They are working on perfecting AT&T Navigator, AT&T Radio, and other such useful apps that everybody wants. T-Mo and Verizon users don't get these handy and essential features, of course they will release the updates earlier.
If you are somehow able to live without AT&T Navigator etc, you can go to xda and get the updates early. But you will have to root your phone and void the warranty.

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Nov 19, 2012 7:08:30 AM
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Don't hold your breath. Last I heard it would be in 2013. But is JB so much better than ICS anyway? I like ICS.

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Nov 19, 2012 7:51:14 AM
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it is an upgrade from ICS. The point is we paid top dollar for the best phone out. and it still is, and we assumed we would be getting timely updates to keep up. Now t mobile is ahead of us. at&t fire your OS update team. If you have one.

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Based on information received from an anonymous source, I found that AT&T's GS3 Jelly Bean User Trials began in May & that they should be nearing the final stages of testing soon!
 
Based on this information, it appears that AT&T actually started testing long ago, even before the Jelly Bean announcement at Google's I/O last June 27th. Sooo, why does Sprint & T-Mobile have the update, but AT&T doesn't? $60K question I suppose... :smileyfrustrated:

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Samsung Galaxy S3 to Be Released on Cricket on November 23

Yet another provider ahead of AT&T courtesy of the Eastern Morning Herald (http://easternmorningherald.com/sams...er-23/1222309/). It's quite plausible since Cricket uploaded several SGS III videos on their website Friday ( http://www.mycricket.com/community/v...g-Galaxy-S-III)

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A couple of tidbits for everyone...

 

1. Based on information received from an anonymous source, I found that AT&T's GS3 Jelly Bean User Trials began in May & that they should be nearing the final stages of testing soon!   Based on this information, it appears that AT&T actually started testing long ago, even before the Jelly Bean announcement at Google's I/O last June 27th. Sooo, why does Sprint & T-Mobile have the update, but AT&T doesn't? $60K question I suppose... :smileyfrustrated:

 

2. Samsung Galaxy S3 to Be Released on Cricket on November 23

Yet another provider ahead of AT&T courtesy of the Eastern Morning Herald (http://easternmorningherald.com/sams...er-23/1222309/). It's quite plausible since Cricket uploaded several SGS III videos on their website Friday ( http://www.mycricket.com/community/v...g-Galaxy-S-III).

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randun wrote:

A couple of tidbits for everyone...

 

1. Based on information received from an anonymous source, I found that AT&T's GS3 Jelly Bean User Trials began in May & that they should be nearing the final stages of testing soon!   Based on this information, it appears that AT&T actually started testing long ago, even before the Jelly Bean announcement at Google's I/O last June 27th. Sooo, why does Sprint & T-Mobile have the update, but AT&T doesn't? $60K question I suppose... :smileyfrustrated:

 

2. Samsung Galaxy S3 to Be Released on Cricket on November 23

Yet another provider ahead of AT&T courtesy of the Eastern Morning Herald (http://easternmorningherald.com/sams...er-23/1222309/). It's quite plausible since Cricket uploaded several SGS III videos on their website Friday ( http://www.mycricket.com/community/v...g-Galaxy-S-III).


As I've posted on XDA, since AT&T's Jellybean update for the GS3 is not even in the final stages yet, it's quite plausible that it won't receive an official rollout until 2013. One way or the next, I'm rooting and ROMing if the update doesn't come out by November 30. I have no idea what can possibly be taking six months(!!!!!!) to test.

 

With regards to Cricket, their version of the GS3 will be released with ICS. They aren't really ahead of AT&T in that aspect.

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Edited by raik on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:43:58 AM

I smell the update wont be here until early 2013 since holiday season is coming up and all AT&T care is selling their phones as much as possible and could careless about rolling out update for droids

 

Rooting your galaxy s3 (or any android) is the only way to go to get latest stuff. AT&T simply doesn't care about releasing update on time for android flagship phones......This is why i wish all android manufactures just stop letting phone carrier in charge of releasing update. Look how fast apple release their update without going through phone carrier craps

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Began user testing in May? On GS3? That was before the phone was even released! Your info must be completely dreamed up by someone.

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