By Dexter Keyton, EnStarz | Oct 24, 2012 04:05 PM EDT
Many Samsung customers around the world have been waiting to update their Galaxy S3 devices with the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Now some users in the United Kingdom will be able to access the update with their unlocked, SIM-free, devices.
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The reason Samsung may have only given access to the unlocked phones is to check to see if there are any major issues with the update before giving full access to all users.
The latest update for Samsung Galaxy S3 has yet to be released in the United States, but that may change soon.
Samsung recently announced that users in the U.S. will be able to update their Samsung Galaxy S3's to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system within the coming months, according to AndroidGuys.com.
The update to the new OS has been in the air since it was announced in July. The top U.S. carriers confirmed to get the update are AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile.
Samsung Galaxy S3 users outside of the U.S are able to receive the Jelly Bean update. Countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Poland can access it, but the U.S. is still in the pending phase of the update stage.
Samsung posted a web page to allow users to stay updated with the Jelly Bean's progress.
The Jelly Bean update is one of the most advanced in the mobile market and will help solidify the Samsung Galaxy S3 as the top contender against Apple's iPhone 5. The update has a few new features like the voice-typing Google Now and Project Butter, which provides better UI animations. It also makes internet browsing faster and allows better organization for an enhanced overall performance.
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