Samsung Galaxy S3 owners on Orange looking forward to a dose of Android 4.1 probably shouldn’t hold their breath, a post from the network’s official customer service account suggests.
In response to a query from one @jonnyroyale asking about the promised update to the last-but-one version of Google’s OS, an Orange rep said that trials of the software are still ongoing, meaning that it could still be weeks away.
Orange’s CS representative did not give a reason for the wait, but it’s likely to be down to the need to ensure that the carrier’s proprietary services play nicely with Android 4.1.
The comparatively high levels of software adornments and additional apps that Orange slathers over the interfaces of its phones are also likely to be a factor in the delay.
O2 and Three pushed out their platform bumps to Android 4.1 to S3 users during the middle of October, around which time Samsung announced that it expected the software to be up for grabs on all networks within a matter of weeks.
Features Android 4.1 brings to the S3 include an improved stock keyboard, scope to squeeze more widgets on the handset’s homescreen and the Google Now voice commands-activated personal assistant app.
We've been in touch with Orange's press people to try and get some official word on due date for the handset. Be sure to check back here for an update as and when we get some more gen.
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