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Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 owners might want to take a look at this one. Android Central Forums member Skunkape60 shared this image with us all a little earlier today that, if genuine, indicates the Android 4.1 update to the Galaxy S3 will start pushing out from October 25. That's tomorrow then. We've got a build number, a reminder to the stores to update their own devices, pretty much everything. 

It also looks like the Sprint update will bring some LTE related improvements too. It does say that it will be rolling out over the course of a few weeks, so be patient. But, from tomorrow, start checking for those updates.

Source: Android Central Forums, More: Hands on with Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S3


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Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 to see Jelly Bean from October 25?


All I know is that, as of just about an hour ago, my lock screen changed and I can now do a universal search for all content in my phone (apps, contacts, etc) from the lock screen. (I'm not rooted.)

I did nothing to make this happen. I left my phone on and charging on my desk for a couple of hours, and when I returned, the lock screen had changed.

Did you update the Accuweather app (if on your device)? That new lockscreen appeared on my S3 today (AT&T version), but it is just an added feature to the updated version of Accuweather. It can be disabled by hitting the menu while on the lockscreen and just turn it off.

I did update Accuweather. I don't think that I'm gonna disable it, though...kinda like the universal search feature. Thank you.

Can't say I'm surprised, but as an EVO LTE owner, this is disappointing. Our phones were released before the SIII. I hope JB rolls out to the EVO LTE before the end of the year.

Yeah, but you knew Samsung was going to release an update before HTC. Either way, it looks like being on Sprint will get us our updates faster than if we were on another larger carrier. :) I can't wait to get JB.

...and Sprint pulls through as being 1st US carrier to push out 4.1 to S3's!!!!

...kinda... makes up for the lack of service! :)

Maybe Sprint is finally gonna pull their head out of their a$$ and play catch up with the rest of the carriers now. Hopefully the start of some good stuff.
(back to watching for my Jelly beans)

You know I was so frustrated with Samsung as a Galaxy S Epic 4G Owner because of the slowness of updates. They did give that phone 2 official OS bumps and many other minimal updates, it just took forever. I said #neveragain many times and vowed to stick with the Nexus plan. While I still don't quite see myself ditching the Nexus line I could be very happy with a flagship Samsung phone again Although I like Motorola's new approach to skinning the OS.

Samsung has started to prove they really are in the game at least for the flagship devices. I would still never recommend any of their mid level devices because I just don't think they will get much love in the upgrade department. On the flagship lines though they really seem to be on a reasonable timetable to push out updates. Even putting Jelly Bean on the newest phones launching while Motorola launched their flagship device last week with ICS and LG too with the Optimus G. Hopefully it was the Nexus program plus massive sales of the Galaxy S and Note lines that got them to realize it's worth the effort to keep these devices updated.

What no jelly bean love for the HTC EVO 4g LTE yet what gives this phone came out before the gs 3?!?!?!? Ughhh.... F u too sprint :( ...

Well the carriers have to add their bloat and stuff to ROMs before the update rolls out. I suppose Sprint could be holding up the show but I doubt it.

Anyone else noticed the Baseband Version says "IMM76D.L710VPALJ7" Shouldn't that be "JR030L.L710VPALJ7" or whatever the current 4.1.1 iteration of JB is?

Mine shows:


from the leak yesterday. (thanks SEXTAPE!) There's a lot of chatter about typos and A vs B, IMM vs JRO etc. on XDA right now. I bet there are just honest typos, these Sprint documents are always full of them.

Verizon customers have every right to be angry about not getting timely updates. Just saying. It would be nice to actually get it before next year though.

Disclaimer: My comment is fueled by jealousy lol

Unless you own a Moto device...then, you get updates and Sprint customers get introduced to this thing called the shaft...

For the record, I have the leaked final flashed and it's terrific. Couldn't be more pleased. Only thing missing is the flashlight in the notification toggles.

This is great. The phone releases a month or whatever after the EVO LTE and gets the update out before the EVO LTE even has a confirmation that there will be an update. HTC is no longer the company it once was.

If anyone is iffy about how authentic this information is I can confirm that this update will be pushing out starting tomorrow the 25th through November the 11th. I work in a Sprint corporate office And have first hand seen this document. Enjoy Sprint customers, i know i will. By the way it will not be available through Kies.

Sprint can't even keep their flagship device up to date ahead of all of its other phones! Won't fall for this again!!! And really getting annoyed with Androids' fragmentation...

Implying that the EVO is their flagship? It was for a few weeks after it was launched, until the S3 dropped. Granted, almost identical specs, but the S3 has so much more momentum.

this is legit, I live in kc & have several friends who work for sprint corporate. they told me over the weekend to be expecting some jellybean goodness on my GSIII within the week. lol, now just need to wait for the cwm flashable version since I'm rooted. Hopefully this also speeds along development of CM10 to a release candidate version soon

Well not saying that community "official spokespeople" are always the most knowledgable, however they are usually pretty good at keeping their mouths shut until they have gotten confirmation from higher up...

this looks like its been confirmed at least through the sprint community forums

and really the evo that hasnt been the flagship device in quite a while... talk about being in denial... lol

hey this screen shot was posted by supercholo over at xda around 1:00 and you guys give Skunkape60 the credit for a repost? yikes @ taking credit for other peoples doing.

A co-worker who's with Sprint got the Jelly Bean update over a week ago...I'm also with Sprint and still waiting for the update to come through.