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.

Android 4.1 is moving sluggishly across Europe for the S3, while US owners of the super-phone might even have to wait until next year to get the new “buttery smooth” OS. As for Canadians waiting for JB on their S3 and first gen GNote, they’re somewhere in the middle.

According to a message posted on Twitter by Samsung Canada, Note and S3 owners “can expect Jelly Bean to arrive before the holidays”. That sounds like another rather vague announcement in a long series of deliberately ambiguous Sammy statements, but at least it’s something.

Also, the holiday season is only about two months away, so at the worst you might be left in a haze for eight more weeks. Of course, there’s no way to know if Jelly Bean will come “before the holidays” for all different Canadian carrier branded versions of the S3 and GNote, but let’s not worry too much about that yet and try to take the glass half full approach to this entire shenanigan. After all, it could be worse, couldn’t it?


  • they didn’t say which holiday did they? lol

  • Syed

    Yeah which hols mate?!

  • Steven Wooding

    Hehe.. they target the countries first that sues the least or complains the least. Then they use that to see if there are any issues that surfaces. After fixing the issues they move up the list to the countries that complain a bit more or sues a bit more. Guess Ameria is the big complainers and sues the most, since they would be getting the updates last :)

    Unfortunitely if you complain and sue you will have to stand in the back of the update line and get it a couple of months after the rest of the world. Nice going America!

  • jeff kaczor

    Lol finally canada gets something before the usa.

  • Corey N

    I’m afraid the world is going to end before I catch a glimpse of jelly bean on my device :(

  • Ckavvouras

    Find it funny that a small unpaid group like cyanogenmod can build a jellybean rom faster then a multi billion dollar company like Samsung. Shame shame samsung