Google originally released Android 4.1 into the Android Open Source Project repository in July. Four months later – and with Android 4.2 now on the horizon – the update is closer than ever, but it depends on your carrier.
Let’s take a look at the status of the update on major Australian carriers:
- Vodafone has the best news – 4.1 has passed second-round testing and is now entering “final review”
- Telstra also has good news – they expect to approve the update tomorrow and have it released by November 19
- Optus lists 4.1 as “expected mid-November”
At the moment, it looks like either Telstra or Vodafone will be first to market with this much-anticipated update, although as always the situation can change.
It’s worth noting that unlocked, carrier-free Galaxy S III’s have reportedly been receiving the update since late October, although I know a couple of people who are yet to receive it.
Update: Telstra’s update thread was hiding. The article has been updated as mentioned in the comments.
Have you already received the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III? Let us know how you feel about it – or about not getting it yet – in the comments!