The Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update released date has inched closer to becoming a reality.
While Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S III, is currently running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, that could end soon according to a new report from SamMobile.
We had heard that a Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update was in the works and now it appears that the testing has passed with flying colors over at Samsung. And because that internal testing has been successful, it looks like Samsung has started testing a public version of the software.
If everything goes well, Samsung could push out the update at some point in the third quarter, which includes July, August and September, and if that doesn’t happen, it looks like Q4 is the back up plan.
Both are relatively soon, at least for Android updates, but hopefully Samsung is able to move fast and get Android 4.1 out to Galaxy S III owners sooner rather than later.
Of course, we have heard that that could be the case. A source informed us that the Verizon Galaxy S III Android 4.1 update isn’t too far off in the distance and owners should expect it soon.
Soon, of course, means different things to different companies so it’s possible that soon means Q3 or Q4 to Verizon. American carriers are slow to get major Android updates to their customers and so it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that the update isn’t rolling out until October, November or December, the months that make up Q4.
Several devices have already received their update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and because the Galaxy S III is so high-profile, we expect it to be amongst the first to get the new software from Google.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is going to bring a lot of new features to the tablet including Google Now, better Voice Search, offline Voice dictation, a smoother UI, new Notifications options, and more.