Originally Posted by ./Cy4n1d3\.
Originally Posted by wierdo124
Tmo hasn't approved it yet, just like all other US carriers. I'm sure Tmo will be next though (maybe USCellular). That method works for all carriers. Same thing people used to try to get the JB update for the Verizon G-Nex.
If I had to guess,
Sprint already got it
I'm 95% sure Verizon will be last. We always are
Makes me happy... I want my update on US Cellular! Edit: Any idea how long Samsung will support Galaxy S3? With Android it seems top level devices get updates held off until they are not that high end anymore, and then they are just forgotten. Even if I get this update, will I ever get the 2nd Jelly Bean update? Even if I do... I don't think that I will get the one after that, and that will probably be when I root and install a rom.
ALso... I took my phone out of the case and think I'm going to leave it that way. I have insurance, so if it really gets killed, I only have to pay $100 to get a new one. But, with Gorilla Glass, it is pretty strong and not likely to break. I also have a Spigen Steinheil Ultra Nano CLEAR to add a bit of extra protection. The back of my phone, I'm like "Meh" because honestly, it is very thin plastic that wouldn't be expensive to replace.
Also, I really, really like the way it feels in my hand versus with a case. It is more rounded, light, and almost river pebble shaped. No reason to get something so sexy to just cover it up!
Seeing as how much of a crapstorm Samsung heard when they denied the OG Galaxy S the ice cream sandwich update, we'll be good for quite some time. Realistically there isn't a weak point here. With how many they sold, they practically have to keep it updated or they will piss many people off.
2GB RAM - probably the biggest thing. This should mean we're good for many more releases!
16/32GB internal storage - we're set space wise
Snapdragon S4 - de facto these days, and its still blisteringly quick. Should be enough power for a couple years to come
Yeah I'm not too worried. Typically IMO for updates,
Motorola is almost always the fastest out the gates with updates, but doesn't like supporting their old stuff (DX2 and Droid 3 are never got a major version update...)
HTC is fairly quick, but takes forever to get carrier approval for some reason (even ask Inc2 and Thunderbolt owners, according to HTC their updates have been ready since June...haven't got OTA yet though).
Samsung isn't super fast to push them out, but it seems they're gonna put more work into supporting old stuff.
Asus is quick to push them out, and so far hasn't dropped support (OG Transformer gets JB...)
LG is slow as balls if they choose to update at all. They better start changing this attitude if they're gonna be competitive.
That's my take anyway. I've had all 3 of the "big 3" manufacturers. If you include my family we've had 1 Motorola, 2 HTCs (Inc2 and Rezound), and 2 Samsungs (SGS3, GNex).