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Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update begins rolling out globally

Android upgrades are like Forrest Gump’s infamous box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get, when you’re going to get it, or even whether or not the box contains any chocolate at all. Nowhere is this more evident than in the long, fragmented upgrade process Samsung (005930) fans have witnessed with the Galaxy S III, which this week has finally been upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean… but only in Poland.

An XDA-Developers forum member on Monday posted that Jelly Bean was available for Polish Galaxy S III owners to download through Kies, Samsung’s official application for over-the-air software updates.

Samsung has said that the Galaxy S III would be upgraded to Jelly Bean in October although the company hasn’t yet released a firm timeline of when regions countries will see their devices upgraded. Even so, the fact that Jelly Bean has started its official rollout for the Galaxy S III is good news since it means Samsung is still on schedule to get its flagship smartphone up to date within the next month or so.

[Via TheNextWeb]


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.