Samsung is preparing an Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29 and it is believed to be a Note unveiling of some sort (either the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy Note 10.1, both or something else). However, the event might also hold some surprises in terms of software announcements. According to the recent rumors, the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III might be announced on the 29th.
We had several rumors for the Galaxy S III’s official Android 4.1 refresh and some placed the update in the August-September timeframe while others further down the road. We looked at the unofficial Jelly Bean ROM on the Samsung flagship and were pretty impressed but we know that the phone — together with the Galaxy S II — are on the official list of devices getting Jelly Bean.
According to reports, the Galaxy S III’s refresh is ready and waiting for some sort of approval from Google. Once received, the roll-out will most probably start in phases — with Europe getting it first alongside other initial regions — but what’s interesting is that we have so far not seen any leaks of pre-final builds (alpha, beta, RC, etc.). We’ll find out more in exactly two weeks (if not earlier). Until then check out our coverage of today’s Samsung event in New York and stick with us for the entire period of IFA in Berlin, we’ll be there to bring you all the hot stuff!
Source: XDA Developers