Samsung Galaxy S3 owners in the UK can pencil in a shiny operating system update before October is out, reports suggest, after glitches forced the phone-maker to delay the platform bump.
Polish S3 users with unlocked versions of the handset got their taste of the new Jelly Bean version of Android way back in September. However, since then there’s been no sign of Android 4.1 making its way to other territories.
According to Sam Mobile, which has proved a pretty reliable source of Android update news, this hiatus was caused by “a battery drain and some interface bugs” that forced Samsung to postpone the rollout.
However, with these now ironed out, the site claims that the rollout is about to resume with “most updates [due to arrive] this month for most countries”.
It’s not worth noting that the mooted due date applies to S3 smartphones bought off-contract and SIM free.
Those of you who purchased your S3 on a pay monthly deal from a carrier will have to endure a longer wait while your network ensures that Jelly Bean plays nice with its proprietary services.
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