One of the most anticipated OS upgrades in recent Android history has reportedly begun in Europe (specifically, Poland) where official Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean firmware was discovered via Kies a couple of hours ago. Since no carrier marking was attached to the announcement by SamMobile's tracker, it looks like the update applies to the unlocked, unbranded variant localized to Poland - specifically, GT-I9300MBDXEO. Google Now and the updated Google Search, offline speech recognition, Project Butter, expandable notifications - it's all there.


Earlier this  month, Samsung promised that the international S III units would start seeing Android 4.1 as soon as October, so it appears the company is actually ahead of schedule. That's not something we see very often and wins Samsung major bonus points, especially considering that by upgrading to Jelly Bean now, it beat out the majority of other big Android brands. Add consistent timely kernel source releases, and Samsung starts to look pretty good compared to the competition.


Source: @roysuk (1, 2), @SamKiesUpdates via SamMobile

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  • acidmk

    Yes it's true :) I'm download 282,56MB update to my GS III!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      In Poland, right?

      • acidmk

        Right :) In Poland, now I have brand new android 4.1.1

      • Zaeem Shahzad

        I have it too! Flashed the Polish ROM via ODIN! :D

  • AntonLiv92

    Sources!!! :D

  • mesmorino

    Samsung seems to actually be making an effort to get on its customers' sides

    • Mark

      It's Cyanogen I tell ya. Now that he's working for them he's whipping them into shape on ROM updates. Look how often/rapidly Cyanogenmod was updated, now he's working for Samsung and now they're releasing updates more rapidly. Coincidence? I think not.

      • reverend_house

        Apparently TW is now a much thinner, cleaner layer upon base Android. Definitely the hallmark of someone whose spent far too much time merging upstream changes into a codebase.

      • mesmorino

        Huh, I didn't know he was working for them now, that's good news! There's even talk of the S2 getting Jellybean!

  • Rx-Ende

    I wonder when I'm going to see this update on Three UK -sigh-

    • knx

      If you don't want to wait you can falsh it using Odin. You can download this rom from http://www.samfirmware.com This rom is also for UK I guess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyfodk Claus Madsen

    Just checked with Kies in Denmark, and I found out I have no idea how to actually look for an update in there. Is it supposed to pop up automatically?

    Anyway, no signs of updates.

  • Jaxx89

    Hope they don't delay the update in India as they always do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Werner-Salinas/707962640 Werner Salinas

    This Rom doesn't support flash right ???

  • TomRowly

    Not on Wifi, so I haven't downloaded yet, but there is an update available on my international GS3 in the UK.

    • Paul Faraday

      Hmm. No update for me yet. Can you post when its done? Although, I'm probably going to be checking every 10 mins!

  • fixxmyhead

    HTC ..........yea

  • George

    Hey gyus how is it ? Is it smoother? My update isn't here yet:D