To confirm that, I had to call my cousin who is currently studying in one of the universities in Poland and he said the reports are true. Being a geek himself, he said that an announcement was made earlier in the day and that the roll out happened past noon. A few minutes after the package was made available for download, he was able to update his Galaxy S3.
It may take about two weeks before the update will reach us here in the U.S. But for those whose units are carrier-branded, it MIGHT take a while as updates are usually rolled out depending on the carrier’s most convenient time. But most of the time the package is made available for download during the night when data traffic is low.
Aside from the expected update, Samsung is also planning to release the LTE version of its flagship dubbed as Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE. It has been revealed during the IFA and I was able to lay my hands on it but wasn’t able to inspect it closely as there were a lot of spectators lined up to see it in action.
According to reports, LTE Galaxy S3 will sport 2GB RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. It makes a lot of sense for Samsung to pack it with the latest version of Android to save itself from a lot of trouble cramming on developing firmware and roll it out later. If reports are true, this is also a confirmation that a Jelly Bean update would be rolled out in October together with the release of a new Galaxy S3 variant.