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There is no shortage of Jelly Bean-related Samsung Galaxy S3 news today. Earlier we received word that Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S3 has started rolling out to France, Spain, Romania and Austria. We even reported that Canadian Galaxy S3 owners will get Jelly Bean before the holidays, though the United States may have to wait until 2013. As you can see, there is a lot going on. Amid all of this, Android Authority has now received a tip – and several photos – from a New Zealand user that has received a Jelly Bean update for the international Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.
HTC has finally confirmed all our previous speculation with the announcement of the J Butterfly in Japan. This brings us a true HD 5-inch smartphone, but it is far from the only one in the works. HTC’s new phablet may have received its big unveiling earlier today, but the Oppo Find 5 is just around the corner.
Sony is bringing yet another new Xperia model to the Japanese market. The newly announced Sony Xperia VL is a mid-range Android smartphone and will launch via Japanese carrier KDDI by the year’s end.
Earlier today we heard that the U.S. Galaxy S3 versions will only get their Jelly Bean updates in 2013, or at least most of them, but now we have an official press release from Samsung to shed more light on the upgrade process in the region.
Sony has failed to meet expectations so far in the Android smartphone market. According to CENS.com there are plans afoot to change that. They claim that Sony has announced a smartphone sales target of 50 million for next year.
Samsung is in full damage control mode after failing to honor its initial promises of getting Jelly Bean out for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S3 “very soon” after the IFA unveiling of the GNote 2, but things are still not looking great.
Those who are keeping track of the legal tussle between Samsung and Apple will not get their climactic ending just yet, as the International Trade Commission, the agency who has a say in stopping devices from being sold in the U.S. in the event of patent infringement, has once again postponed the result of its investigation.
You can always count on the industrious and superbly skilled community of independent Android devs to do what carriers and manufacturers are unable to, and now a bunch of new Motorola phones have made the first step towards entering the magic world of frequent custom ROMs, kernels and firmware updates.
Sony Mobile has announced the upcoming availability of the Xperia T, the James Bond phone, for those in Canada. The handset will arrive beginning in November and with multiple carriers to include Rogers, Bell, Mobilicity, MTS and Videotron.