Shortly after Vodafone UK announced the availability of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is now live for Samsung Galaxy S III owners, O2 made a similar announcement.
Initially slated for an October 19 release, O2 UK
was forced to delay the release due to Samsung’s inability to deliver the update as promised.
“Good news! The wait time is almost over for Samsung Galaxy SIII users. From tomorrow, 19th October '12, you'll be be able to upgrade to the much awaited 4.1 Jelly Bean update over Wi-Fi or via Kies. If you have activated the 'auto-update' feature from out of box, you will be prompted to download the 4.1 Jelly Bean update,” said O2 UK in the original announcement
One day later, on its official forum the carrier published the following statement “as you might have noticed, this hasn't gone live yet. We were expecting it to on Friday and are working with Samsung to figure out what went wrong and will update ASAP.”
O2 UK did not unveil the reasons behind the slight delay, but it appears Samsung
fixed the issues that forced it to postpone the rollout of the update.
The carrier has just issued another update on its official forum confirming the update is now live for all O2 UK Galaxy S III owners.
Moreover, the update is also available for those who purchased their Samsung Galaxy S III phone from O2 Ireland.
UPDATE 22/10, 8:00: “Samsung has confirmed the Jelly Bean update is now available.”
The update is pushed through OTA (over the air), in waves, which means it won’t be available to all Galaxy S III owners at the same time. You can manually check out for the availability of the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update by going to Settings / About phone / Software update.