It looks like the moment of time has come for Galaxy S III owners as the carrier-branded models are starting to see Jelly Bean arrive on those units, starting with the T-Mobile (SGH-T999) variant of the device. According to the gang at SamMobile, the Android 4.1.1 update is now being pushed out OTA or can be obtained through Kies Desktop Software and will bring the Jelly Bean build to version JRO03L. Among the cool features you’ll be able to enjoy are Google Now, Project Butter and a reorganized Settings menu. If you’re a T-Mobile Galaxy S III user, don’t delay any further and grab that update– stat!
We know the Samsung Galaxy S III will hit the U.S. this summer, but we have no idea when or exactly what carriers. We’ve heard rumblings that it could land on all four major carriers. Meanwhile, at CTIA, they specifically told me that it would be on available in the U.S. as an HSPA+ device as well as the fastest LTE network. We have further confirmation for T-Mobile and AT&T as it appears those two variants made its way through Bluetooth certification.
Model SGH-I747 appears destined for AT&T and Amazon seems to agree. Model SGH-T999 appears to be headed to T-Mobile. We’ve already seen this model show up on the global Galaxy S III. We’ve also seen both of these models show up with test shots recently. Those test shots also indicated model numbers for Sprint and Verizon as well, which are SPH-L710 and SGH-I535 respectively.
Well well well, what do we have here? That mysterious Samsung SGH-T999 model number has made yet another appearance before our eyes. It was originally thought this device could be anything from a Galaxy S 4G Blaze to a T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy Nexus. Now that the Galaxy S 4G Blaze is released, we know this SGH-T999 isn’t the Galaxy S 4G Blaze. And we know WiFi Direct and DLNA is supported on this SGH-T999 device, so the Galaxy Nexus is tossed from the equation as well. So what gives? Why would this model number mysteriously appear yet again? Perhaps it has something to do with a certain announcement that was made last week? It certainly appears to be the case. Ladies and gentlemen– while this is by no means concrete or certain, the recurring appearance of the SGH-T999 model number may very well be our first hint of what could possibly be the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S III smartphone as the SGH-T999 ID would likely indicate the model number in Galaxy S III territory. T-Mobile needs to just come out already and confirm it’s releasing the Galaxy S III on its network. We know it’s set to launch on all the major carriers already.
Can’t get enough of the Galaxy S III? Why don’t you check out the Galaxy S III again in our hands-on video once you hit past the break?
As the excitement for Mobile World Congress 2012 builds, there are many rumors flying around regarding what devices will be unveiled. Japanese website Ameblo has screen shots of three Samsung Android-based devices that have WiFi certification, the SGH-T999, the SGH-I535 and the SPH-L710. While Samsung had announced that it will not be introducing the Galaxy S III at MWC, they may still have one of these smartphones up their sleeve.
We’ve come across the SGH-T999 before, as it is most likely to be T-Mobile’s Galaxy S Blaze 4G. It will have a nice 1280 x 720 pixels resolution HD screen, and the T9x9 code for Samsung usually means a high end device for T-Mobile.
We haven’t heard of the other two phones, but this leak has some interesting facts about them. The SCH-I535 is equipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be sold on Verizon in the US. The SPH-L710, on the other hand, is reportedly a Sprint handset.
We’re itching for the next 10 days to go by, and we’ll get to see just what MWC 2012 has to offer.
source: Ameblo 1, 2, 3
We have some interesting information about an upcoming Sammy device for T-Mobile. You may recall we casually mentioned something about T-Mobile announcing a certain HSPA+ 42Mbps-capable phone with the Snapdragon S3 dual-core chip. Since making a mention of the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, both T-Mobile and Samsung have been tight-lipped about further information on the device. However, we may have a treat for you all as we have some additional information to share with you all. For starters, the phone is also likely to be known as the SGH-T999. As you might not know, the T9x9 variant of Samsung phones usually indicate it is a higher-end model on T-Mobile’s network. So while the phone in question could possibly be a T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy Nexus— keep in mind an HSPA+ variant of the Galaxy Nexus already exists, so you’d think it would have already showed up in T-Mobile’s systems already. So it is more likely that we’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, especially with the screenshot above. We already knew the phone would have a clean Super AMOLED display but in addition, it looks like the phone will feature a sweet 720p display. T-Mobile is still mum on an exact release date of the phone, only stressing it will be available “later this year” according to the team at PocketNow. Stay tuned with Talk Android for further updates on this mysterious device.
[via TMoNews by PocketNow]