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Wed, Nov 14, 2012 5:18 PM

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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Tutor

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1 Message

8 years ago

Hey guys,

 

Just read that AT&T was delaying the Jelly Bean update till January 2013.  They have already released the update in Europe so its not a code issue.  Not too happy about this since AT&T agreed two years ago at the Google Android conference to not delay these updates anymore. 

 

Note to AT&T:  If you are worried about crashing the network, ask me to come into a store to do it or force me to use my USB cable and not perform the upgrade OTR.  Delaying this just makes me not want to get my next device from you.  Please value your customers who buy these expensive devices by not sitting on the software updates. 

redpoint73

Professor

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3K Messages

8 years ago

Updates from AT&T almost always come out later than other regions.  They claim to be taking extra time in "testing".  But whatever the reason, AT&T is notorious for length delays of updates.  Just because Europe is getting it, means nothing for us.

 

Besides, I believe the European version of the GS3 has completely different hardware, meaning its not remotely the same firmware.

franco802

Tutor

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6 Messages

8 years ago

I came from an iphone 5 and the speed of that thing was like lightning! This S3 is no where close to being as quick. Everyone is telling me to wait until jellybean is out and it will be as fast as or even faster than an iphone 5. So when is att releasing it???

kgbkny

Guru

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309 Messages

8 years ago

According to Samsung's recent announcement, the US variants of the S3 will be updated to Jellybean "in the coming months". There's strong speculation in the tech blogosphere that the S3 will not see Jellybean until 2013 in the U.S.

As a rule of thumb, don't ever buy a carrier-branded, manufacturer-skinned phone expecting a speedy update. I've had numerous experiences with such phones (I've been using Android phones since the G1) and purchased the S3 without any expectations for an update, let alone a speedy one. Not only do the carriers stand in the way of timely updates in the U.S., but Samsung is known for being notoriously slow when it comes to updating their phones.

Want quick updates? Get a Nexus phone - stock Android and direct-from-Google updates with no carrier/manufacturer interference. My backup phone is a completely stock, unrooted Galaxy Nexus. It's already running Android 4.1.2.
hertzsae

Scholar

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50 Messages

8 years ago


@franco802 wrote:

I came from an iphone 5 and the speed of that thing was like lightning! This S3 is no where close to being as quick. Everyone is telling me to wait until jellybean is out and it will be as fast as or even faster than an iphone 5. So when is att releasing it???


You're coming from a phone that was released one month and 2 days ago?

Contributor

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1 Message

8 years ago

I totally agree. AT&T should be ashamed of doing this to their customers.

Buckyball

Teacher

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20 Messages

8 years ago

AT&T update policy sucks. Highest prices on the market and worst service 😞

smooth4lyfe

Professor

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1.5K Messages

8 years ago

Sprint had pushed out their Jelly Bean updates to their GS3 customers, hopefully AT&T will be next!

franco802

Tutor

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6 Messages

8 years ago

Yes, tired of iphone. Can't play flash player and there is way more I can do with an android phone. I'm not an apple junkie, I just had iphones for quite a while. The iphone 5 /apple is so limited with thier security stuff. I now am able to do work through my android and check my corporate emails. Love the bigger screen on s3 and lot's of other things. I do miss some things about iphone, but not enough to go back.

Contributor

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1 Message

8 years ago

Flash Player doesn't work in Jelly Bean FYI

franco802

Tutor

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6 Messages

8 years ago

What the heck?? Your kidding???????

mendomar012

Scholar

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151 Messages

8 years ago

No he's right. But you should return your s3 and get the new nexus 4 and you will get all the updates as soon as Google releases them http://www.google.com/nexus/4/
ricanguy73

Teacher

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17 Messages

8 years ago

Why would you want the Nexus 4 when it doesn't support LTE? I can understand is pure Google and it gets the updates as soon as they're launched, but the S3 supports LTE, just hang in there and wait for the update. It's not like the phone right now is bad.

mendomar012

Scholar

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151 Messages

8 years ago

Because lte kills the battery right away, and cause lte is not in my area now anyway. So by the time the next nexus comes out then maybe it would support lte. And another thing AT&T lte it's completely different than the rest of the world's lte so you can't roam with AT&T lte
redpoint73

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8 years ago


@mendomar012 wrote:
And another thing AT&T lte it's completely different than the rest of the world's lte so you can't roam with AT&T lte

AT&T phones with LTE, also have the HSPA and GSM bands to get data roaming most anywhere in the world (same as the Nexus 4), so this is not a valid argument.  Yes, an AT&T phone won't get LTE while abroad, but neither will the Nexus 4.

 

Your other points about LTE are mostly valid.  HSPA is fast enough for most things, and if LTE is not even available in your area, I can certainly see the allure of the Nexus platform (although I personally hate LG hardware). 

 

Also, LTE is not always a battery killer.  I get around 2 days (48 hours) of battery on a single charge with my One X while on LTE.