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Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Update Now Available in Canada

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update is currently rolling out to owners of the device in Canada and it appears that the update is also available through Samsung’s Kies application for those that don’t wish to wait.

Several owners of Canadian version of the Galaxy S3 have informed Gotta Be Mobile that the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update is now available through an Over-the-Air update and through Samsung Kies. Samsung Galaxy S3 variants on Bell, TELUS, Virgin and Rogers are all saying that the software has become available tonight, as Samsung promised last week.

Samsung said that the update would start rolling out Monday and the company was indeed able to keep that promise. We’ve heard from several owners who got the OTA update only to encounter issues. It appears that updating through Samsung Kies is working for most users so if the OTA update causes problems, Samsung Kies is likely the route that owners will want to take.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III.

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The Galaxy S3 just got Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In Canada.

The update is a massive one, checking in at over 300MB in size, which means Galaxy S3 owners need to set aside some time to both download and install the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update.

As expected, the update is not Android 4.2 Jelly Bean but Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, the previous version of Jelly Bean. While the update is not the latest version of Jelly Bean, it’s certainly going pack a punch and will be a massive improvement over the Galaxy S3′s previous operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update brings a number of new features including a smoother user interface, better Notifications, more Camera app features, Face Unlock improvements, better Calendar and Browser applications and a whole lot more. Our favorite Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features can be seen in the video below.

Now that the update has rolled out in Canada, the next in line for the update should be AT&T, U.S. Cellular and Verizon in the U.S. which have yet to roll out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for their devices. Sprint and T-Mobile already delivered Jelly Bean to their Galaxy S3 devices.

Thank you Sean and everyone else that sent this in!

27 Comments

  1. Klay

    12/02/2012 at 11:15 pm

    I have tried to update my Rogers Samsung S3 to Jellybean but I just get a message as follows: “access to the software update service is provided to users in the order in which they request it. Try later”. Any ideas as to what this means?

    • seb

      12/03/2012 at 12:01 am

      Telus im actually downloading the 325 mb update

    • Cyn

      12/03/2012 at 1:56 pm

      Try over Samsung kies… the message is because EVERYONE is trying to get it.

    • ian

      12/03/2012 at 5:05 pm

      yeah same here tells me that exact same message and i tried using kies and the update still hasnt hit my s3 it seems.. let me know anyone,how i can update it through kies cause i just cant figuire it out .
      Thanks in advance.

  2. Randy Brine

    12/03/2012 at 12:04 am

    I just wanted to check for the heck of it, and what do you know i had an update waiting. Jelly is installing as we speak. For anyone wondering.My location is Winnipeg (Canada) and my GALAXY S3 IS with TELUS.. I HOPE all of you get yours soon.

    • seb

      12/03/2012 at 12:07 am

      im a french guy from montreal quebec with telus too im currently installing JELLY BEANN its about timeeee

  3. Randy Brine

    12/03/2012 at 12:15 am

    The wait didn’t bug me, as my phone worked fine. but i have to say. WOW, phone sped up amazingly. Few extra things on it. Nice improvement. I am easy to satisfy, but i know some will be disappointed as they seemed to be expecting a different phone. Enjoy the update everyone.

  4. doc

    12/03/2012 at 12:41 am

    got mine today and l live west coast US

  5. hinson

    12/03/2012 at 1:17 am

    Finished the update and the phone actually slowed down! Weird:(

  6. rob

    12/03/2012 at 2:07 am

    how can you get it with kies?

    • sean

      12/03/2012 at 4:49 am

      Plug your phone in to ur pc with the provided usb cable. start kies on ur pc wait for connection then follow on screen instructions

  7. Manuel Ortiz

    12/03/2012 at 5:16 am

    Kies isn’t working it shows the message your device isn’t supported, i got the SGH-I747M any ideas on how to do it on kies?

  8. dingo

    12/03/2012 at 5:29 am

    got it! and LTE seems be to active with Telus in St.John’s for the first time on the same day! Is this really Monday?

  9. daniel

    12/03/2012 at 6:30 am

    When are we going to get it?

  10. zigzag

    12/03/2012 at 10:31 am

    The Kies AND the OTA server are down. I can’t receive the update.
    Kies is stuck at 7% since the morning.

  11. MarcoCanada

    12/03/2012 at 11:15 am

    It worked well with telus on my gs3! :)

  12. mohamed

    12/03/2012 at 2:03 pm

    When it will be available for galaxy note 1

    • Terry

      12/03/2012 at 2:55 pm

      probably next year

  13. mortar

    12/03/2012 at 4:11 pm

    Videotron and nothing yet :-(

  14. jitipapa

    12/03/2012 at 5:10 pm

    Kies has been downloading the the update n its been stuck on 92% for 2h so far

  15. canuck

    12/04/2012 at 7:07 am

    4.1.1????? Man I have running 4.2 and a actually now 4.2.1 for while on my Galaxy Nexus.

    Why people buy anything other than. nexus phone is beyond me.

  16. zigzag

    12/04/2012 at 8:36 am

    @canuck why people buy a phone without sdcard is beyond me.

  17. Shelly

    12/04/2012 at 5:17 pm

    Just installed my Jellybean on my and my hubby’s SG3 on Telus…OTA, super fast now …now I will wait for 4.2…Thanks Telus…Make sure you go to your device info and check on updates. I didn’t know it was there?? I hit the udate softwear and off it went!

  18. anildhull

    12/05/2012 at 9:32 am

    updated 4.1.1 jelly bean on S3, speed enhanced, some changes in camera settings, good interface for google and gmail. About 310MB upodate. Waiting for 4.2 now

  19. Manu

    12/06/2012 at 1:39 pm

    Shoot I denied tje update by mistake and now I have the message that everyone its gettin :( I guess ill need to wait :(

  20. NoXiouS

    12/07/2012 at 12:09 am

    I got update notification a few hours ago on Rogers in Calgary. I decided to do it later after I have a chance to back up everything just in case it screws up. I tried just now and got that try again later message…. Guess I should have ignored the notification until I was home… Oh well, maybe Sunday I’ll have time.

  21. Molan James

    12/13/2012 at 4:42 am

    Samsung has just started to push Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III.The Galaxy S III is Samsung’s flagship device of the year and is also it’s biggest worldwide selling device. Samsung has given the Galaxy S III top priority in Software Updates that’s why Samsung keeps on updating this device to the latest versions of Android.

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