Samsung’s slowly been pushing out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to Galaxy S3 owners. They started in late September in Poland, and all throughout October they’ve added multiple European countries. Today we’re pleased to announce that unbranded handsets in Germany and France, two of the biggest countries in the European Union, are now getting notified that there’s a delicious software update waiting for them.

Just a quick recap, what’s so special about Jelly Bean? Project Butter makes the UI smooth. Super smooth. Dare we say it … iOS smooth. It also improves the notification tray, making it much more interactive and information dense. But out favorite feature, hands down, is Google Now. Think of it like a constantly running Google Search, giving you information that you might want to see without typing anything in. It makes Siri look downright archaic.

So when will Americans get JB on their Galaxy S3 units? Samsung says they’ll do it in “the coming months”, which makes us want to hate them, but they remind us that it’s up to the operators to get off their lazy asses and push the “send” button.