Unbranded Samsung Galaxy S3 in Australia gets Android 4.1.2 bump, HTC One X Jelly Beaned as well

January 17, 2013
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Android Jelly Bean

Hey, does anyone know what the opposite of a double whammy is? Oh, well, whatever it is, it’s happening as we speak in Australia for users of two of the best Android smartphones of 2012.

According to various reports around the web, both the unbranded Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X down under are getting big scoops of smooth butter courtesy of the much awaited official updates to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The GS3 seems to benefit the most from the Android 4.1.2 upgrade, which not only brings all the traditional JB treats, but also the Premium Suite with multi-window mode and some other Samsung exclusive tweaks. Furthermore, there are a number of critical bugs fixed on the Aussie S3 now, including the sudden death bricking issue that’s been so talked about lately.

Galaxy S3

As for HTC One X’s software bump, we don’t have a lot of details yet about any specific enhancements or bug fixes outside the Jelly Bean scope. We also think the upgrade hitting the unbranded One X will bring the software to Android version 4.1.1 and not 4.1.2, but you should definitely not treat this as a minor makeover.

Samsung has the update available for you via the Kies software, while One X adopters should have gotten Jelly Bean OTA (over-the-air) by now. If for some reason HTC left you out of the first upgrading wave, you should not worry too much, as you’re probably next in line. If patience is not your thing, you can also perform a manual check, but try to be calm above all.

As you probably already know, the GS3s on Vodafone and Telstra got the Android 4.1.1 bump back in November and December, but there’s no word on when they’ll be treated with the 4.1.2 upgrade. HTC’s One X also got Jelly Bean a while ago on Vodafone and Optus, so it was about time the unbranded model got up to date as well.

Comments

  • Dennis

    Amazing how AT&T can’t commit to a date on when this will hit in the U.S. My guess is it has something to do with getting all of there “Bloatware” upgraded.

  • WilfreB

    Nothing beats TouchWiz in terms of features and intuitiveness

    • Griff

      I do prefer HTC’s Sense over TouchWiz though…don’t know why, I just like the way it’s structured better

  • Gary

    I know AT&T man what is the hold up…. and they are supppose to be major carrier of the US… How is it that t-moblie got it before we did??? Im just upset that weve waited this long .. makes no sense!! #Smh

  • http://www.facebook.com/tad.zaleski Tad Zaleski

    Becuz att sucks monkey balls everyone getting 4.1.2 and we can’t get 4.1.1 wtf

  • Griff

    Still waiting for AT&T to release Jelly Bean…I swear, I am switching to an unlocked Nexus phone the next time I get a new phone…hopefully HTC is making it by that time

  • http://www.facebook.com/graham.stanton Graham Stanton

    (Australia Virgin Mobile Network) Just received 4.1.1 inc. Sense 4+ on my HTC One X last night (18/1). Totally unexpected. Although did get a minor update 2 days ago which may have prepared the device for the full update. I’m stoked of course ;) Updating now ……

    • Anis Khan

      Hi Graham, I am using a virgin unlocked HTC one X in India, go the JB update around the same time bu did not get the camera improvement update which followed. did you get that update yet?

  • Benmartin1974

    I’d been thinking of buying a HTC One X for a while. I read lots of reviews and this one was useful http://search4reviews.net/ , I received my delivery last week and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure-