Vodafone and O2 Samsung Galaxy S3 updated to Jelly Bean
Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets on O2 and Vodafone are now getting updated to Android Jelly Bean — still no love for SIM-free devices though
Vodafone and O2-branded Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets will receive Android Jelly Bean today, ahead of unlocked SIM-free variants.
The news was confirmed by The Inquirer, which reports ‘the rollout of Android 4.1 (AKA Jelly Bean) has begun and will be available across all networks over the coming weeks, pending software testing and approvals.’
O2 and Vodafone have now both confirmed that their Android 4.1 updates will be going live today. Vodafone confirmed the news via its official blog:
‘Great news, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be made available for Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets purchased from Vodafone on Monday.’
The rollout will be staggered, however, so some users on Vodafone might not get the OTA update today. Vodafone says all Galaxy S3 handsets on its network should have the update within a couple of days though.
O2 confirmed that Jelly Bean is now available for download on all Galaxy S3 handsets locked to its network via its official forum.
Although a rollout to unlocked devices has already started in Poland, Samsung has yet to confirm when it will be rolling out Android Jelly Bean to unlocked Galaxy S3 handsets in Western Europe. In light of today's news, we hope it’s sooner rather than later.