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  1. feenixfly's Avatar
    Its not samsung, its the carriers. They test it forever due to their bloatware. Or so they say.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    Does it usually take THIS long to test out the updates?
    10-18-2012 09:15 AM
  2. blade22222's Avatar
    lol i didnt even think of that sorry. he has no backup image or custom recovery to get him out of trouble.
    fixable now though. just very lucky the leak worked lol?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    From what I know as long as you can get into Oden mode you can flash a stock image and unbrick you device. As far as upgrading with out rooting I think there is a option in stock recovery for flashing updates from sd card.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
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    10-18-2012 09:33 AM
  3. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    At least this doesn't affect us in Canada. ;D
    10-18-2012 09:45 AM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    what i REALLY dont understand is how a UK carrier has managed to push JB out but samsung havent to the unbranded UK s3?????

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-18-2012 09:54 AM
  5. gabead's Avatar
    I have no problem waiting as I have no issues with what I am running now. Most people are very happy with the s3 but then complain about not having JB yet. I get that we all want the latest and greatest but if you are not having issues then I don't see the big deal. I can see it if you just simply had a sucky phone but the S3 released with ICS was and is still fantastic. Will I be glad when you its release yes but it's not worth getting upset about it.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    10-18-2012 10:01 AM
  6. Mellimel22's Avatar
    fs. im gettin sick of this.
    this is a thread about US carriers disgraceful delay to updating their s3 the normal official way.

    everyone with their root this/flash that are gettin on my nerves.. maybe you should be posting on a more advanced forum or maybe start a thread helping people new to android to flash a rom.
    dont come on a thread about people wanting official JB sent to their device by their carrier and make them feel like idiots.
    theres plenty far more advanced forums than this unless it gives your ego a buzz... the old "big fish small pond" thing?..
    ..maybe you should be in a bigger pond with your equals?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Rooting and flashing IS FAR FROM HARD. If my 8 yo bro and my 70 yo grandmother can do it so can any adult with an IQ. Lol how hard is it... plug your phone up press a button and done.

    Sent from my White Epic 4g Touch rockin Jellybean using Tapatalk 2
    10-18-2012 10:38 AM
  7. Mellimel22's Avatar
    I agree with this because not everyone wants to do this with the fear of breaking their device and voiding the warranty. Also you lose features and break certain features.
    Which features is that??

    Sent from my White Epic 4g Touch rockin Jellybean using Tapatalk 2
    10-18-2012 10:42 AM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah im experienced in it mate but a lot of people arent and are scared

    point is, updates could and should be much faster.
    even if they released optional official beta versions for normal people (people who arent as geeky about their mobile as us lol) to test out if they want and help speed up the process

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-18-2012 10:48 AM
  9. Mellimel22's Avatar
    But like I've stated bro this isn't apple android is on a lot more OEM than apple hince the long updates not to mention the rest of the world needs updates too

    Sent from my White Epic 4g Touch rockin Jellybean using Tapatalk 2
    10-18-2012 10:51 AM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    lol yeah i do totally understand that man but if each oem gets the code at the same time and start skinning it straight away then the multiple oem thing shouldnt come into it.
    ive never had an iphone but i understand why they get their update instantly.
    i dont understand strange things like 3 UK pushing their carrier bloated version of JB today in UK when the unbranded s3s here havent even got it lol

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-18-2012 11:17 AM
  11. swyost's Avatar
    But ios is only on a few devices while android has tons, so that's probably the main reason for this

    If Google was like apple and only allowed Google to make android devices, then this problem wouldn't persist

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    Actually, one essential issue is that Google releases Android as open source and it really is not released in a form that would count as "gold" or RTM by Apple, Microsoft, or RIM. OEMs do a lot of customizing and layering over the base code. Google could lock down more elements of the OS but that would cost them more time on the release cycle and take some of the flexibility out of the hands of the OEMs. It is really one of those essential tradeoffs. They could take more time on the OS which might mean less time on the OEM and carrier side, or roll out OS versions more quickly but require more time for OEMs and carriers. I think you might also end up splitting just about down the middle with respect to how many are satisfied or dissatisfied.
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    10-18-2012 11:55 AM
  12. ExTheGod's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I read recently that Sprint should be getting it soon but the rest will have to wait for the coming months..I'm on sprint so I'm okay with that

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    10-18-2012 12:32 PM
  13. el_mariach's Avatar
    I rooted my phone after one week of owning my gs3. I haven't missed nor looked back at the stock touch wiz or sprint and their bloatware. I don't plan on going back either. What ever possible additions they might have added or will add, I can guarantee that there is a ROM out there that does 10 times more than what their Stock ROM will provide. Yea you'll void the warranty but there are ways to turn the phone back and make it look like it was never flashed and never rooted. And if you're still worried about the warranty. Don't be a klutz and drop your phone or something else more unfortunate. Just read up and take it slow if you go to root. You can never read anything over too much and if someone is willing to help you out, then ask. For those who don't want to root, quit complaining. Every android phone goes through this same exact thing. They don't give an exact date and rumors spring up and people get mad because they believe they are due for an update. Trust me every device I've been on nexus or not gets the same treatment. This isn't Apple. If you want exact dates and don't want to be led on, then shut up and go get an iPhone.
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    10-18-2012 12:49 PM
  14. funkylogik's Avatar
    i agree with everything you said there mate other than the "quit complaining"

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-18-2012 12:59 PM
  15. ItsMeMandi's Avatar
    I just went through the waiting and thumb twiddling to get JB on my transformer tablet and its nice and buttery, and Google Now is cool, but it's not like it transformed the device. I like it just as much as I did when I bought it.
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    10-18-2012 02:49 PM
  16. funkylogik's Avatar
    I just went through the waiting and thumb twiddling to get JB on my transformer tablet and its nice and buttery, and Google Now is cool, but it's not like it transformed the device. I like it just as much as I did when I bought it.
    ive read a few people say that but they wouldnt go back to ICS if you payed them

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-18-2012 03:19 PM
  17. Mtn_Scott's Avatar
    Its more of broken promises....Samsung said it would be September, then October, then Novmeber...now "Coming Months"...people's expectations are being played with
    I don't blame Samsung...I blame the carriers for wanting to all their stupid bloatware and crap on it
    Oh, I understand. It looks like you bought an ATT branded GS3, I a VZW GS3. Samsung said the GS3 will be getting a JB update. Those are the facts.
    What other psuedo fact we have extrapolated over the years.
    An OEM upgrade release date is never accurate.
    ATT and Verizon are notorious for holding up updates, making them "better" (VZW actually said that once )
    Many OTA's actually make phone functionality worse (bugs, horrid battery life, removed features, more bloat, etc.)

    Knowing all of the above, does it seem reasonable to expect a timely fully functional OTA?

    Enjoy the GREAT phone you have, do not pine for the phone you don't. I have JB on my Fascinate, the only thing that i want is the expandable notifications. The only reason I do not have JB on my GS3 is because dock audio out does not work on CM10 and other AOSP roms. So i have a choice, my Fantastic GS3 on ICS, or a not as functional JB rom. I could want everything and and moan at SAMMY and Verizon, and all those hard working devs out there, or I can be patient and enjoy the phone I have now.
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    10-18-2012 04:11 PM
  18. htabbach's Avatar
    This is the biggest reason why I moved to the iPhone, Apple does not mess around, the update hits all phones when Apple wants, the carriers are not even allowed to put ANY carrier related software on it. I guess Apple has leverage but Google does not
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    10-18-2012 05:14 PM
  19. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    I just went through the waiting and thumb twiddling to get JB on my transformer tablet and its nice and buttery, and Google Now is cool, but it's not like it transformed the device. I like it just as much as I did when I bought it.
    I was actually impressed by Google Now today, it was my first time using it since upgrading to jelly bean, and it helped alot, told me when the busses would arrive right on time and told me how long it would take to get home

    I will definitely be using it more now that I know what it can do

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
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    10-18-2012 05:37 PM
  20. Mtn_Scott's Avatar
    This is the biggest reason why I moved to the iPhone, Apple does not mess around, the update hits all phones when Apple wants, the carriers are not even allowed to put ANY carrier related software on it. I guess Apple has leverage but Google does not
    This is not a Google phone this is a SAMSUNG phone, running proprietary SAMSUNG software.
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    10-18-2012 06:05 PM
  21. XChrisX's Avatar
    The carriers are nothing more than "dumb pipes" they need to stay that way, and let Samsung, and Google worry about updates.
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    10-18-2012 06:17 PM
  22. geekymcfly's Avatar
    I was actually impressed by Google Now today, it was my first time using it since upgrading to jelly bean, and it helped alot, told me when the busses would arrive right on time and told me how long it would take to get home

    I will definitely be using it more now that I know what it can do

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    I've been playing around with it but today I got a traffic update while returning home. I actually love that feature bc I am always driving.

    "may the odds be in your favor"
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    10-18-2012 06:24 PM
  23. funkylogik's Avatar
    *lost his driving license*

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-18-2012 07:08 PM
  24. Mtn_Scott's Avatar
    The carriers are nothing more than "dumb pipes" they need to stay that way, and let Samsung, and Google worry about updates.
    The problem there is that there is money to be made not being dumb pipes. Think the "Droid" Brand, think $3 visual voicemail, the carriers do not do this sh1t to **** off their customers, they do it because they have a way to make a little extra money off of it. We all have options, I wish we would all use them.
    10-18-2012 07:09 PM
  25. funkylogik's Avatar
    theres money to be made coz no one is challenging them.. do you realise the raw profit these carriers make from each of you?
    i dont like sounding like im bigging-up the UK or anything but theres so much competition especialy from pre-pay sims that offer a monthly bundle for everything so if you buy the phone outright or even on credit like i did, you still save money coz you can change carrier each month and follow the best deals if u want. i really hope the US catches on to this more coz the carriers really are taking the ****..

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    10-18-2012 07:47 PM
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