With Google finally announcing its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, it’s now time for the device manufacturers to act and update their hardware respectively. The above is already applicable to the Nexus device range which includes the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10 (official intimation have started reaching out in some regions) while Sony too has come up with the list of devices to be upgraded to Android 4.3 jelly bean.
However, Samsung seems to be least perturbed with the change of events and has stated they will reveal their plans to upgrade their devices at an appropriate time. Android Jelly Bean version 4.3 may not be a big upgrade over the older version Android 4.2.2, and hence, there is not much to be missed. But still there is hope among the users of Samsung Galaxy S3 that the company might keep them updated.
Meanwhile, some of the recent developments show that Samsung has firmed up plans of skipping the Android 4.2.2 update and instead has plans of rolling out the 4.3 version sometime in November. Samsung has not confirmed the news yet though an Australian carrier has claimed to have received word from the South Korean manufacturer about skipping the Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy Note 2 in favor of the more recent 4.3 version of Jelly Bean. That the same approach will also be applicable to all regions and more devices including the Galaxy S3 is all too evident. Further, a recent leak from Samsung India has revealed the Android 4.3 build for the Galaxy S3.
As such, there is not much for Samsung Galaxy S3 owners to do at this point, other than waiting for the South Korean electronics biggie to reveal something more definitive on this.