1. davidbellevue's Avatar
    I bought my Infuse a year ago, and had to wait about 9 months for the promised GB update. So I feel burned by AT&T as the phone was very buggy until the update came out.

    The S3 runs ICS, but how do we know it will be promptly updated to Jelly Bean when it's ready in the fall?

    Also, I have read that Samsung is adapting the Quad Core processor to the US market and it will be available later in the year; however other reports are that it is only marginally better than Snapdragon.

    Anyone have any thoughts? Should I stay or should I go?
    06-26-2012 01:55 PM
  2. MrSlippery519's Avatar
    If I recall correctly the SIII comes with 4.04 installed, obviously the Gnex is going to get 4.10 (assuming that is Jelly Bean) first and I would have to imagine the SIII and One X will get the update a month or so later.

    We will likely get more information this week about Jelly Bean but I do not think it's going to be anything major and will mostly be an upgrade for tablets. It will still bring some improvements to phones as well of course.

    That said I would not wait....if a quad core does release it will be months from now and honestly it's not going to be a drastic difference in performance anyways.
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    06-26-2012 02:05 PM
  3. jjb70's Avatar

    The S3 runs ICS, but how do we know it will be promptly updated to Jelly Bean when it's ready in the fall?
    Nothing is promptly updated in Android. ICS came out last October and my ATT Skyrocket still doesn't have it.

    This phone is near flawless IMHO. It doesn't need Jelly Bean to be good. I've owned over 30 smartphones in about 7 years. Nothing even comes close. And, yes, I've owed all the iPhones too.

    NO need to wait for anything. Don't walk, run to your computer/phone/store and order one now. You won't be disappointed.
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    06-26-2012 02:16 PM
  4. XChrisX's Avatar
    I hate to quote Steve Jobs on an Android forum but he said it best "If you're constantly waiting around for what's next you'll never own anything!" I'd love a quad core Jelly Bean phone like everyone else, but my iPhone 4 is buggy, the sleep/wake button is busted, and I want/need a new smartphone as soon as I can get one. I'd say get an SIII now, and be happy with it, there's always going to be something new just around the corner, no matter what phone you end up with. Might as well be happy now.
    06-26-2012 02:53 PM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    Only you can answer your ability to wait. I can tell you that jelly bean will not come quickly to the sgsIII on att. To think otherwise is not supported by the facts or history of att. Buy the phone for what is has now, not what you think it will have. It will save you from being irate and having to go to t mobile.

    BTW, it is the Korean model (Quad Core & LTE) and their LTE is not compatible with our LTE. So that model will not work on Att. So it will be some time before quad core LTE comes to the US, I suspect.
    06-26-2012 03:26 PM
  6. the1m.polo's Avatar
    I bought my Infuse a year ago, and had to wait about 9 months for the promised GB update. So I feel burned by AT&T as the phone was very buggy until the update came out.
    The S3 runs ICS, but how do we know it will be promptly updated to Jelly Bean when it's ready in the fall?

    Also, I have read that Samsung is adapting the Quad Core processor to the US market and it will be available later in the year; however other reports are that it is only marginally better than Snapdragon.

    Um you will aways be waiting its always changing you will always be behind period ..best thing you can do is by the newest/ hottest phone runnthe newest OS ...right now its the GS3 if you're not getting it for another 5months then wait ...if you are buying now then this is good as it gets outside of a nexus ...buy the GS3 if you like it and relax





    Anyone have any thoughts? Should I stay or should I go?
    06-26-2012 04:59 PM
  7. vinny jr's Avatar
    Nothing is promptly updated in Android. ICS came out last October and my ATT Skyrocket still doesn't have it.

    This phone is near flawless IMHO. It doesn't need Jelly Bean to be good. I've owned over 30 smartphones in about 7 years. Nothing even comes close. And, yes, I've owed all the iPhones too.

    NO need to wait for anything. Don't walk, run to your computer/phone/store and order one now. You won't be disappointed.
    You said it all, This is by far the best device I have owned and I have also had them all on all Carriers. What is also great about this device, there will be a ton of accessories to choose from because all the carriers have the same looking and size phone. That may never happen again.
    Vinny
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    06-26-2012 05:50 PM
  8. Disturbd1's Avatar
    I'm with the majority on this one; waiting begets more waiting when it comes to advancement in mobile technology.

    I was going to get the S2 for Sprint when it came out back at the end of last year...decided I'd wait until the Galaxy Nexus was here...didn't have the money then, and started reading about the upcoming Evo 4G LTE...a week later, the net was buzzing about the S3.

    As far as the 6 months and 26 days that have passed thus far in 2012 - you won't find a better bang for your buck IMO. 6 months of waiting was enough for me, I feel like this phone is a good commitment for the next year or so.

    That said, I DO wish the shiny new LG Optimus 4x HD was coming to the States in the coming weeks (I'd probably go for that based on the display alone).
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    06-26-2012 06:00 PM
  9. Mikest's Avatar
    Does it really matter? Even if you buy that jelly bean quadcore with sprinkles its gonna be Android obsolete in two months. Find a phone you like and buy it.
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    06-26-2012 06:01 PM
  10. turbofan's Avatar
    If I recall correctly the SIII comes with 4.04 installed, obviously the Gnex is going to get 4.10 (assuming that is Jelly Bean) first and I would have to imagine the SIII and One X will get the update a month or so later.
    Bahahahahahahahahaha!!! Right. The S3 and One X will get it a month or so later. Because the vivid got it a month after ICS was released on the GNex last year? The GS2? (Hint: the GS2 STILL doesn't have it, on ATT OR Sprint).

    If you're ready for a new phone, get the GS3. I'm likely getting mine in 2 weeks or so after much deliberation about it VS the new Evo.
    06-26-2012 06:13 PM
  11. Wicell's Avatar
    I hate to quote Steve Jobs on an Android forum but he said it best "If you're constantly waiting around for what's next you'll never own anything!" I'd love a quad core Jelly Bean phone like everyone else, but my iPhone 4 is buggy, the sleep/wake button is busted, and I want/need a new smartphone as soon as I can get one. I'd say get an SIII now, and be happy with it, there's always going to be something new just around the corner, no matter what phone you end up with. Might as well be happy now.
    With such responses as this and most others, I feel bad knowing that my reply was so snide as to say: "If you wait for quad core jelly bean, you'll end up waiting for dual processor key lime pie, and the next best thing, and so on and so forth.
    06-26-2012 08:12 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    I am new to Android but not AT&T. How will we find out that Jelly Bean is available for the GS3 from AT&T? How do you update the Android OS? OTA?
    06-26-2012 08:17 PM
  13. jjb70's Avatar
    Yep OTA. stick with the forum and or follow @androidcentral and you'll know as soon as anyone else. But enjoy ICS now because you'll be waiting for awhile. Doesn't really matter to me. Android is just plain good no matter what version you're running.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    06-26-2012 08:19 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    So far it is light years better than BB OS 7. I am enjoying my phone so much.
    06-26-2012 08:21 PM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    Get what you want now. If you wait, you'll keep waiting.
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    06-26-2012 08:21 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    Get what you want now. If you wait, you'll keep waiting.
    I totally agree. The GS4 is just another season away. Just like anything with technology. The second that you walk out the door, it is already obsolete. Not being an experienced member of Android nation, the wait for Jelly Bean is not so bad.
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    06-26-2012 08:24 PM
  17. monkeyluis's Avatar
    Buy now. Keep waiting & there will always be something better.
    06-26-2012 08:55 PM
  18. AndroidArmageddon's Avatar
    If you need a phone don't wait or get the one x . Otherwise wait Until they perfect the s3 and jam even more cores with LTE and Ram! Is the us version getting 2gb ram? Jellybean is well just a slight version bump and I don't think touchwiz will disappear from jellybean update.
    06-26-2012 10:21 PM
  19. Mac.World's Avatar
    If you need a phone don't wait or get the one x . Otherwise wait Until they perfect the s3 and jam even more cores with LTE and Ram! Is the us version getting 2gb ram? Jellybean is well just a slight version bump and I don't think touchwiz will disappear from jellybean update.
    US version is already out and yes, it has 2gb of RAM. Best damn phone I have ever owned. HTC One X is too limited in its features. No sd card slot and no replaceable battery? Seriously. What are they taking design lessons from Apple. Not to mention the issue, which I shall not bring up, with the One X.
    06-26-2012 10:54 PM
  20. Zaisaroni's Avatar
    This is THE flagship phone of the new Generation of phones. It will be the best selling Android this year, at a minimum double the ram of anything available now. It has some very innovative features and will be supported by devs and accessory makers as good as anything out there.
    06-27-2012 12:01 AM
  21. XChrisX's Avatar
    With such responses as this and most others, I feel bad knowing that my reply was so snide as to say: "If you wait for quad core jelly bean, you'll end up waiting for dual processor key lime pie, and the next best thing, and so on and so forth.
    lol, it's all good, because you're right. However, I believe now is the best time to buy an Android device. We have arguably the two greatest Android devices of the year in our midst right now. The HOX, and the SIII. As for me, I'm ditching the iPhone for now and anxiously searching for a place in Houston that is willing to help me do this by selling me an SIII
    06-27-2012 07:18 AM
  22. Suntan's Avatar
    This is THE flagship phone of the new Generation of phones. It will be the best selling Android this year, at a minimum double the ram of anything available now. It has some very innovative features and will be supported by devs and accessory makers as good as anything out there.
    QFT.

    This phone (this SOC really) will be the most widely available and supported option for the next two years.

    A year from now, there will be 2GB 4core jellybean phones, etc. etc. ...and they will play all the same games and run all the same apps. Because nobody is going to waste their time making an app that this SOC can't run (Tegra 3 not withstanding) for at least the next 2 years.

    -Suntan
    06-27-2012 07:45 AM
  23. locote25's Avatar
    Yeah.... because you are forgetting the GS3 has a physical home button like... Oh wait... Iphone!!!..... so who is taking desing lessons from Apple?? @Covart
    06-27-2012 11:03 AM
  24. Mac.World's Avatar
    Yeah.... because you are forgetting the GS3 has a physical home button like... Oh wait... Iphone!!!..... so who is taking desing lessons from Apple?? @Covart
    And the S3 has a speaker too. Oh my god! This is just blatant copying of the iPhone! No one should be allowed to have speakers on their phones, because the iPhone does. They're copying. By the way, home buttons were around long before the iphone.

    Seriously, do you know how stupid you sound?
    06-27-2012 11:14 AM
  25. locote25's Avatar
    You seriously make no sense right now!!!! Not the fact that it has A home button but the fact that the button is PHYSICAL.... when everybody has taken the route of capacitive buttons.... Dont you think that is a step back?? Also it takes away from ICS experience, by having a PHYSICAL home button..... but anyway... So maybe you should read, analyze ....then post......
    06-27-2012 11:35 AM
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