Samsung Galaxy S3

[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!

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • no, there is no update

    • infact last test firmware for New Zeland is almost 2 months old

  • Chris

    Since south america isn’t even on the news, I expect to have Jelly Bean in 2014 here in Brazil.

  • Horatius

    still waiting for our update in Namibia..

  • Justin Yeom

    No. No official update at all in New Zealand

  • Cate

    If there really is jellybean for NZ, I’m still waiting…..Y NO JELLYBEAN IN AUSTRALIA?!

  • Rubysushi

    I still don’t wanna update to Jelly Bean yet…. Still on 4.04… I love my rooted phone… ~,~ but i have to live with the update request all the time every 3 hours..

  • No update in Romania…

  • crazymonk

    Update Jb this this morning,From Ireland

  • mike

    just got the update in Ireland this morning on three network – cool……

  • Sujith

    Does updating s3 to jb thru this site causes problems later???

  • reall good news…

  • Still waiting for update in India :-(

  • Rupinder Singh

    Who’s giving false information.theres no jelly bean update in NZ.I check for software update everyday and there is jelly bean update.I’m with Vodafone BTW.

    • lucky

      hello sir how can u find where the fone from i hve s3 but i did not get the update thx

  • timothyshrimp

    Still NO UPDATE FOR jelly bean for the Galaxy S3 I already see all other devices getting jellybean 4.2 NZ why are you so behind !!!!!

  • Tom

    Can’t believe it’s still not even on s3 in nz. WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG??

    • yo mama

      I’ve got it but my phone was parallel imported from Germany

  • S3 mini comes in stock jelly bean. How dissapointing!

  • wcha110

    My samsung s3 just downloaded the 4.1 system and asked me to update!

  • Pakman

    Just this morning received update on Samsung Galaxy S3 4.1.1 (I9300XXDLIF) the phone works really well.

  • Ashleigh

    I’m in New Zealand, heard that one of my mates had gotten the update but mine is still telling me there is no update :( looks like I’ll have to be a bit more patient

  • Dpnz

    My update downloaded but ever since my Microsoft exchange email for work won’t stop syncing. Reloaded the account and still doing it? Anyone else

  • missqueenb86

    I brought my phone recently and it has done its first update to jelly bean. Nothing but issues. Experiencing lag during basic tasks even motion sensing to flip the screen sideways is slower than it used to be.
    The new filters on the camera are a nice suprise as I’m no longer using instagram. Not sure its worth all my other hassles though.
    Guess I have to hold out for another update.

  • yousif

    i just updated mine to the jelly bean one and i live in NZ

  • Boost

    I live in new zealand and im running 4.1.2 on my s3 mini runs beautifully