When it comes to that buttery smooth Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3, those in the UK fare better than American folks who may not get the update until 2013. Three has jump started the race to bring Android 4.1 to Galaxy S3 owners in the UK, where the update has been pushed out for a couple of days. Now, more carriers have announced when customers can expect to frantically check their phone for signs of jelly.

O2 subscribers have reasons to be cheerful, since they can already move their Galaxy S3 up to Jelly Bean since yesterday. The following was posted on O2’s community forum:

“From tomorrow, 19th October ’12, you’ll be able to upgrade to the much awaited 4.1 Jelly Bean update over Wi-Fi or via Kies.”

Sounds great, right? Not quite.  Looking at the comments from the thread, it seems the update is still nowhere to be seen.

Meanwhile, those on Vodafone don’t have to feel left out for too long, as the software upgrade to Jelly Bean will be released on Monday in batches. The announcement was made on Vodafone’s support forum as well. This leaves Orange and T-Mobile as the odd two out. Hopefully we’ll hear more from the two carriers in the coming days about their Jelly Bean plan.

Any Galaxy S3 owners on Three and O2 want to share how the Jelly Bean update is coming along?

Bams Sadewo
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  • Dave

    I’m on o2 but not getting the update yet,I keep checking every few minutes

    • Wolfenstein

      if you are doing it OTA just connect to Kies it should be there.

      • Dave

        Not yet, it’s now Sunday 21st.Phone came from CPW so perhaps is unlocked.

  • MrBaun

    so when are we getting jelly bean in canada?!

  • developerthediary

    i hope could upgrade jelly bean this year…

  • owenmore


  • Three network :) update done! wireless update failed as too much traffic, Kies is the way forward.

  • Dazzer

    I am on O2 and still no update

  • dilip

    when will jelly bean launched in india?

    • RR

      jelly bean update has been realeased for i9300 in india.other countries follow soon. 267MB download.enjoy the new features.

  • webwolf

    I keep getting an “update failed” (not connected to wifi) message every few hours, but when I check manually or via Kies it tells me there is no update (unlocked, o2 sim)

    Thinking maybe o2 have flagged it as available but it’s rejecting my unlocked phone or something… annoying in any case.

  • manio

    I’m on o2 using PAYG S3 phone with my o2 contract sim ans still no update

  • Matty

    Vodafone GS3 receiving the OTA update now at 5.30am :)

  • I keep getting a notification that ‘Internet not available’ & telling me to check wifi settings. These are fine & connected but the message won’t stop appearing – driving me mad! This is all sine I updated to jellybean!!!
    Any ideas?
    I’m on 3.