Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 will be available by October
Almost 10 million people have already bought the Galaxy S3 which has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preinstalled on it but few days ago Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which will be available on Galaxy Nexus series phones on mid-June but the rest of the Android users will have to wait until their mobile carrier and/or smartphone makers will decide to release an upgrade. Based on what we have seen in the past most Android users are few months away from getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Based on what I heard from my friends on Samsung the Galaxy S3 will get Jelly Bean as soon as on October because Android 4.1 Jelly Bean does not bring many new functions that needs to be recreated in Samsung TouchWiz style.
Samsung haven’t made official announcement but developers that I know already have started to work to bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade to Galaxy Tab 2 as he is responsible for its software development. At this point he didn’t know anything about other supported devices by Jelly Bean but Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note is on the priority list to get this upgrade.
Yesterday developers over at XDA-Developers forum released unofficial Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 but he also pointed out that around 80% of the function doesn’t work but development have started and within few weeks we will see better version for Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3.
This version of Android is even less resource demanding than Ice Cream Sandwich which means that it will run smoother on less powerful devices. Finally Google have decided to concentrate on better user experience rather than pushing hundreds of new unfinished functions.
Right now we have two major Galaxy S3 versions; one is for international marker which has a quad-core Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM and no 4G LTE support. The second version is made for US and Canada which features dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4G LTE support and 2GB of RAM. Because Canada and US didn’t get a quad-core processor it was compensated with a 2GB of RAM. I don’t think that it was worth but at least it is something.
Like I already said we can expect Android 4.1 jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S3 by October if everything will go by the plan but with software development it almost never does. I will keep you updated with official announcement and rumors regarding Android 4.1 availability for the Galaxy S3 and other smartphones.