Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 update continues trek through Europe

Owners of the Galaxy S3 across France, Spain, Romania, and Austria are the latest to get a taste of the Jelly Bean update.

Samsung's Galaxy S3.
Samsung's Galaxy S3. Samsung

Android 4.1 continues to reach more Samsung Galaxy S3 owners throughout the world.

France, Spain, Romania, and Austria are the latest spots in Europe to receive the Jelly Bean update for the S3, according to blog site SamMobile. Users in those countries can actually grab the new version from SamMobile. But the site advises people to use Samsung's own Kies software, which downloads updates to a computer and then syncs them with the phone.

CNET has contacted Samsung for comment and will update the story if we receive any information.

So far, the Android 4.1 update has reached S3 users in Sweden, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Poland. In some countries, the update is available only through a single carrier. In others, such as Spain and Romania, it's available from more than one.

And what about the United States? Samsung announced today that the Android 4.1 update will start rolling out for Galaxy S3 users in the U.S. in the coming months.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.


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