Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update spotted in New Zealand [Updated]

October 17, 2012
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[Updated] The tipster that sent us the report has informed us that the Galaxy S3 that received the Jelly Bean update has actually been shipped from Romania (one of the markets that received the update already). We apologize for the confusion and we’ll keep you posted with any developments.

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.

There is a lot to be excited for with Jelly Bean. For starters, Google Now adds a voice-powered search experience that can even predict what you need before you ask it, such as weather information. The more you use Google Now, the better it gets. There is also a predictive keyboard, an improved camera and speed improvements thanks to Project Butter.

It is at least a little surprising that it has taken this long to push Jelly Bean out to the Galaxy S3 owners across the globe. On the other hand, better late than never. Anyone else receive an update of their international GT-I9300?

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Thanks, tipster!

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