Galaxy S III Jelly Bean

Galaxy S III Jelly Bean

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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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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Update - When to Expect?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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... Smiley Frustrated

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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... Smiley Frustrated

 

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... Smiley Frustrated

 

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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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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