Just when we were telling you about the Jelly Bean update rolling out to more and more users in Europe, carrier and unlocked, we heard something which, if true, will make a lot of US customers unhappy. According to recent reports the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the US Samsung Galaxy S III flavors might only roll out next year.
A Samsung spokesperson allegedly came on record and nonchalantly stated that the US carrier variants will be the last ones to receive Jelly Bean. If this isn’t a middle finger, we’re quite not sure what is. Owners of the Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile flavor will probably have to wait until 2013 if they want Jelly Bean on their devices the official way. Sprint is missing from this enumeration so there’s still hope (and we also hope this was just bad communication or poor choice of words because it is kind of unacceptable. After all, it’s the Next Big Thing). What would you say to Samsung if this was true? Who’d you blame: Samsung or the carriers?