Last week we reported on Samsung’s position regarding the U.S. rollout of a Jelly Bean update for their Samsung Galaxy S III devices. Samsung had previously indicated they would provide the update for the devices and deployments had started in different areas around the world. In response to increasing rancor from U.S. owners of the Galaxy S III, Samsung issued a statement indicating the U.S. market would get Jelly Bean in “the coming months.”
Apparently Sprint treated months as weeks and developed plans to start rolling out Android 4.2 starting on October 25th. The 4.2 version will include TouchWiz updates on par with what international customers have been receiving. The update also includes all of Google’s improvements in Android 4.1 like Google Now and Project Butter performance enhancements.
Although Sprint will start over-the-air updates on October 25th, their own guidance indicates they expect the process to take a few weeks. So don’t hold your breath in the morning expecting you will receive the update. If you are one of the lucky ones to land at the front of the line, be sure to post and let us know that you have received it.