A conversation hundreds of thousands are already sick of perhaps, but rumor once again has it that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Jelly Bean update for AT&T customers may finally be on the horizon. According to source claiming familiarity with both AT&T and Google, the long-awaited Jelly Bean update so many S3 owners have been praying for will arrive before the end of November.
Sprint S3 customer are of course the luckiest of all, having already got their hands on the sweet treat that is Android Jelly Bean to make full use of its buttery-smooth goodness.
Meanwhile however, those on the Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile networks have been given considerably less to go on, with little to no evidence that their own Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean updates will happen within the next couple of months at least. History appears to be repeating itself once again in a rather unpleasant way, as the latest and greatest version of Android delight the lucky few, though leave the overwhelming majority stuck with painfully dated builds with not place in 2012 or beyond.
Regardless of who is and is not to blame for the fragmentation of Android, it is frankly ludicrous to speak of a device that is now several months old and yet has a myriad of different carriers all at different stages in the update process. Version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was barely given any real time to make its way across the Android world before 4.1 Jelly Bean came in and complicated things even further.
It also really doesn’t help matters that rumors are gathering steam by the day about a possible Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie release date coming in the very near future, which would not only rend this year’s latest and greatest Jelly Bean devices behind the times, but would act as a further kick in the face to the tens of millions still using ICS and Gingerbread.