While the Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update status is simply listed as “coming soon” in the U.S., it seems that Korea has an actual date. According to Sam Mobile, the Korean LTE models of the Galaxy S3 will receive an update to the latest version of Android on Oct. 9th.
The official model numbers for the upgrade include the SHV-E210S, SHV-E210K and SHV-210L.Unfortunately, there's no love for the international 3G version. Considering Korea is the company's home market, it's doubtful that the international version will have to wait too much longer to get into the action, although some markets have already started receiving the update.
There are many reasons to be excited about Jelly Bean. For one thing, the platform is much faster thanks to Project Butter. Fast is one thing, but what about stability? The overall usability for applications and system stability is dramatically improved as well.
Jelly Bean's changes don't stop there. Probably the most exciting thing about Jelly Bean continues to be Google Now. Most of us already know what Google Now has to offer. For the few of you that don't, it's basically an assistant-like search system that anticipates your needs by pre-fetching information.
You can also look forward to improved camera functionality, resizable widgets, improved notifications and an enhanced calendar app.
It has been a long wait for Galaxy S3 users globally, but the reign of Jelly Bean on the S3 is almost here. Are you looking forward to ditching ICS in favor of Android 4.1?