Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 rolls out once more

Android 4.3 (or Jelly Bean if you prefer) was rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy S3 back in November. Then the rollout stopped. Now it seems to be back on again.

According to the BBC, Samsung has tried to roll out the latest Google update (but not latest OS - that's KitKat right now) once more, after earlier attempts caused a variety of problems for upgraded phones and their owners - rapid draining of the battery, sudden freezes or phones being 'bricked' completely.

Official comment from Samsung says: 'We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. The fix for the issues with Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean 4.3 upgrade has begun rolling out to selected users in the UK, and will continue to do so. Specific upgrade schedules will vary by mobile operators. Please check your phone for the upgrade.'

Samsung isn't giving any details as to why things went to so badly last time, although speculation pointed to a rushed rollout in order to bring added support to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. But that is just speculation.

Samsung is also being just a little vague about who will get it when, with no clue as to who these 'selected' users happen to be. The only thing we can say is check your phone for an update or ask your mobile operator if they know anything more. Or just sit tight - it is rolling out and will get to you soon enough.

Source: BBC

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