We still don’t expect the Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update to arrive in the United States in the near future but the fact that the Sprint Galaxy S III Jelly Bean leaked out today is great news nonetheless.
A user named freeza on XDA Developers forums has posted a ROM of Sprint’s Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update, an update that still has zero release date information from either Sprint or Samsung.
The build is said to be fairly close to what Sprint will be rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S III sometime in the future. The update has already started rolling out to some owners, however, those in the United States have yet to see the software and still remain on Google’s previous version of Android, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Of course, this is a leaked build for Sprint’s Galaxy S III and it should only be flashed by those who know what they are doing. Those who aren’t familiar with the process will want to refrain from using this and should wait for the official update to roll out.
We still don’t know when that might be, American carriers are often last to getting their devices upgraded, but we expect it to be before the end of 2012. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular have not given dates for the updates but the fact that updates for Sprint and T-Mobile have leaked out are a sign that Samsung and the Galaxy S III’s carriers are hard at work.
Samsung recently promised Jelly Bean for a host of other devices as well including the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1, and more. Sadly, the company has not yet attached roll out dates to any of those updates, preferring to keep them in the shadows as it works to get them out.
For those that take the plunge with Sprint’s leaked Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update, good luck and be sure to let us know how it performs.