Samsung is reportedly “almost ready” to upgrade its flagship Galaxy S III smartphones to Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The news first surfaced on Sunday by Sammobile, which said it has learned Samsung plans to release the update in August or September. The company is allegedly testing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean builds for the Galaxy S II as well.
We expect that Samsung will update the Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean at some point, but we’re guessing it won’t be as soon as Sammobile says. It typically takes manufacturers several months to initiate these roll outs. In fact, the Galaxy S II on AT&T was only just recently updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, carrier testing can often lengthen the amount of time it takes for an update to arrive on a device.