After several test builds of the Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update leaked to the surface, including a near perfect one yesterday, it looks like Samsung is poised to release the software to international owners of the software next week.
According to SamMobile, the first Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S III will roll out next week. A specific date is unfortunately not mentioned.
Of course, Samsung itself has not confirmed anything other than the possibility of the update rolling out to the Galaxy S III “very soon” so it’s possible that the software will miss next week’s rumored rolled out.
However, we have seen numerous leaks for the international version of the device and yesterday’s leak was a near perfect version that shored up most of the issues that the other test builds had be having. And because yesterday’s build was so good, one would think that Samsung is very, very close to rolling out the software.
So, it would appear that Samsung is closer than ever to rolling out its first Jelly Bean update and it looks like it might keep its promise that it made at IFA 2012 when it said the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1 Jelly Bean updates would come soon.
When the update does become available, it should become available through both OTA and Samsung Kies which means owners will have the option of manually installing it.
Again, Samsung is silent about the update which means official details are virtually non-existent.
Those who don’t wish to wait until next week can install yesterday’s leaked update which is nearly flawless and apparently runs fantastic. Those who aren’t skilled at installing unofficial software will want to hold off for the official roll out though.
Many headaches will likely be avoided that way.