20 million Galaxy S IIIs sold, next step is the Jelly Bean update

20 million Galaxy S IIIs sold, next step is the Jelly Bean update

Summary: The Galaxy S III is an extremely successful phone and I enjoy mine on T-Mobile. I look forward to seeing Android Jelly Bean coming soon to the device and leaks indicate it won't be much longer.


Zack already reported this morning on the news that the Samsung Galaxy S III hit 20 million in sales in just 100 days. This is a major figure for Android smartphones, although it pales in comparison to the analyst prediction that the iPhone 5 will sell 10 million in the first week. The next step to continue to satisfy all of these Galaxy S III owners, including me, is to release the Jelly Bean update. With news on leaks, such as those on Ubergizmo for the T-Mobile update it looks like we will see this Jelly Bean update much sooner than we have seen updates from Samsung in the past.

I enjoy using my Galaxy S III and keep putting my SIM back into it because it is a FAST phone, maintains a great connection to T-Mobile HSPA+, has WiFi Calling support, and takes good photos. I know I could hack my GSIII and get Jelly Bean on it now, but I am waiting to first see how the official update works. As an owner of the Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean I mostly look forward to Google Now and the outstanding voice support. I NEVER use S Voice because it usually ends up frustrating the heck out of me. With the Galaxy S III on all major US carriers, the update likely won't be rolling out at the same time because it has to pass wireless carrier testing first.

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  • And by "wireless testing"...

    And by "wireless testing", you really mean loading it down with lots of useless craplets, right? ;)
    • ...said the trolling fanboy.

      As a friend of mine said, after he got a Galaxy S3 and coming from two years and an half of various iPhone itertions:"Now I start to wondering how Apple can sell backwater crap at such inflated prices..."
      And YOU are wondering too, my poor little boy...
      • Good call,

        Good call, except that I've NEVER owned an iPhone. But I can't say I'm not a bit jealous of how iPhones have been getting upgrades for years, which is really only starting with Android phones.

        And I also like that AT&T can't get its grubby fingers too far into an iPhone, unlike with Android phones. With my Galaxy SII, every few weeks there is an update to "AT&T Navigator" (a $9.95/month app) that forces me to *again* choose my default navigation app, which is the far better *free* navigation app.
    • samsung galaxy s3

      Hahaha @bmgoodman. Very true, they are going to bog the hell out of it!!
      Zee Saada
  • Funny how

    you say it pales in comparison to what an analyst predict and unreleased product will sell? Please tell me how you're not a troll Mr. Miller? This article is about a Samsung device that is actually on the market and has sold 20 mil to date. Please tell me the relevancy of mentioning the sales prediction of an analyst which by the way it's their job to over inflate the impact of products in order for them to make money! But I digress, tell me why an unreleased product sales are relevant to this actual device that's on the market. Im not saying that the new iphone won't sell that many, it may very well do say that and even more, however, do you compare the sales of samsungs phone when you report sales of the Iphone? Maybe I've overlooked that fact or maybe you've never have mentioned that. Also since we're in a comparison mood, can you please enlighten me as to how much Rim's blackberry 10 or Nokia Lumia has been pegged to sell?

    El Oh El
  • Competition

    Since the GS3 is available on all the major networks the carriers will compete to be the first to offer Jelly Bean on THEIR GS3s...
    • I sure hope so

      The current leak is for T-Mobile and given that they need customers and have a history of providing fast updates, my bet is on them getting it out to all of us first. Verizon will likely be the last :(
      palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
  • Samsung’s “Legal Problems” → Record Profits

    So Apple gets its billion dollars. Samsung gets to keep all the rest. Plus most of the publicity from the lawsuit seems to have resulted in more sympathy for Samsung’s position than for Apple’s.

    Good luck, Apple—hope the payout goes some way to making up for your falling Iphone sales. Maybe postpone your upcoming share price crash for another week or two...
  • Blackberry Parts

    I am also one among the 20 million buyers of samsung Galaxy III. And now waiting for the new technology you have mentioned that is the Jelly Bean Update.

    Blackberry Housing
  • Blackberry Parts