Monday , June 11 2018

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean roll-out begins, starting in … Poland.

The anxious wait for the much-anticipated Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III is almost over. The fine folk over at SamMobile have reported that Samsung has begun its rollout of the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III with the first OTA (Over The Air) update released for Polish handsets.

The firmware is PDA I9300XXDLIB CSC I9300OXFDLI1 MODEM I9300XXDLIB, and users in Poland are able to obtain the update by using Kies or running the OTA update process.

While it doesn’t mean much for us in Australia — yet — it means that we’re just that one step closer to an official OTA for Australian handsets. The last we’d heard was an October date, but as yet, Vodafone and Telstra are yet to receive the update for testing.

The Jelly Bean update will bring features such as:

  • Project Butter – smooth, smooth Android goodness
  • A better organised settings menu
  • Different home-screen modes
  • New notifications bar
  • Google Now (Yippee!)

No doubt the wizards over at XDA Developers will have an ‘official’ update worked into various forms of downloadable ROM for those of you that just can’t wait.

Source: SamMobile, and SamMobile.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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when will it come to australia

George
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Got my jellybean update today in australia , keep hitting update software and it will download it eventually!

Pete Dee
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Yeah sure you did, Dec 2nd now and still not available.

Totally crap.

Beansy
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Can’t wait till it reaches Aus, I’m already on a beta, but I just want the official releasae!

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what happened to galaxy nexus?

Beansy
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You should be the first set of people that have JB?

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lol

Nope. I’m on a Galaxy Nexus, still on ICS, still waiting for Jellybean.

Guy Barrington
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Please do another Vodafone challenge! 😀

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