US buyers had to wait a few extra weeks for the Samsung Galaxy S3. This is one of the reasons why US users might have to a wait a few extra weeks for Jelly Bean to get to them as well suggests the Eastern Morning Herald News.
US Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update only coming in 2013?
It has been rumored that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S3 would be ready by August or September, and there are also reports of Samsung testing the update, which points to an impending rollout date.
However, EMHN also heard that news from makers and networks before. We’ve all had assurances that updates will be out soon, but without any firm release date. This is what Samsung is telling customers now, especially in the US. “JellyBean is coming to you soon, but we haven’t set a date yet….”
Looking back through history, it could take anything between one month and six months. There’s been nine months since Ice Cream Sandwich launched, but still there are thousands of customers languishing on Gingerbread waiting for news of an ICS update. It also took six months before a serious update to ICS was released onto the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
So, applying this “formula”, the June/July releases of US Galaxy S3 units may mean that JellyBean should come out at the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013, especially if August or September is the date for worldwide S3 owners suggests the source.