Samsung Galaxy S III Rumored to be Receiving Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Update Next Week

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Samsung Unpacked EventRumors speculate that the international Samsung Galaxy S3 will have its update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) launched next week after the company’s Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin.  

According to AndroidCentral, several sources indicate that Samsung is preparing to announce that the firmware is in the final stages of testing.  The current schedule calls for the company to release the update after the press event which is being held next Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Although Samsung has yet to confirm these rumor, it appears likely as numerous beta versions of the upgrade have already leaked out. With Samsung reporting over 10 million Galaxy S III sales worldwide, everyone is excited to get their hands on the new Android 4.1 update.

For those of you state side, carriers are likely going to spend additional time testing the upgrade before releasing it, not least because the U.S. handset has a different processor from the international version.  Thus, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular customers are going to have to wait a bit longer.

Additionally at the same event Samsung is expected to unveil the predecessor to the Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Thus, even if Samsung does not reveal its latest Android update, consumers can still expect to get their first look at the Galaxy Note II.

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