Vodafone has begun to push out Android Jelly Bean to Samsung Galaxy S3 owners on its network, ending a really-rather-longer-than-it-should-have-been wait for a taste of the newest version of Google’s operating system.
The first customers to get Jelly Bean, AKA Android 4.1, will be able to download it over the air or via Samsung’s Kies download solution today. The remainder will get their update at some stage over the next few days, as part of the carrier’s staggered rollout.
A Vodafone spokesperson said: "Great news, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be made available for Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets purchased from Vodafone on Monday.
"The update will be a staggered release, meaning customers will be notified in batches that it's available for over the air download over the course of several days."
Vodafone is the third UK network to make Jelly Bean available to S3 owners, following Three and O2.
However, although O2 started to push out the platform bump last week, technical issues saw the carrier abandon its plan, before resuming the rollout today.