Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean on O2 today, Vodafone Monday

The Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 hits O2 today and Vodafone on Monday.

Look alive, S3 owners -- your Jelly Bean update is happening and you're just standing there like a lemon! The newest Android update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 hits O2 today and Vodafone on Monday.

The update to upgrade the S3 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been sent out by Samsung. Jelly Bean hit Three yesterday and arrives on S3 phones on O2 today, both wirelessly and via Kies software.

O2 hasn't specified a time, however, with many users impatiently checking their phones and reporting on the O2 forum that the update hasn't arrived yet. 

Then on Monday, Vodafone customers with an S3 in their skyrocket will join the ranks of the Jelly Beans. You can get it by plugging your phone into your computer from Monday and firing up Samsung's Kies software. If that sounds too much like hard work, wait for the the tell-tale notification that the update is available over the air to download wirelessly.

Bear in mind though, Vodafone is staggering the over the air update, so customers will receive it in batches "over the course of several days". That means you may have to wait for wireless download.

The update is available now to those of you on Three contracts . The 3G network was the first to push out the update yesterday, while Orange and T-Mobile are yet to reveal when they will release the update to customers.

Jelly Bean is the latest version of Google's Android software, bringing with it the mind-reading Google Now feature, as well as souped-up notifications and more -- to find out more, click here for our guide to every version of Android . And if you're absolutely desperate to get your mitts on Jelly Bean today, read our warranty-voiding, not for the faint-hearted how-to guide .

Have you received your Jelly Bean update yet? What's your favourite Jelly Bean feature? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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