• Jelly Bean update for international SGS3 now rolling out

    By Clove , October 24, 2012 - Leave a comment

    We’ve just had confirmation from one of our customers that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is now rolling out for the SIM-free/international version of the Samsung Galaxy S3.

    This means that those of you that have purchased a Samsung Galaxy S III from Clove should have the update available to download very shortly, if not now.

    Your handset can either be updated via an OTA update (using Wi-Fi is advised), or by connecting your handset to the computer and updating via Kies software.

    To check for the update on your handset, go to Settings > About Phone > Check for updates. If the update is not showing as available, it may be worth connecting Kies as it can be the case that it is available via Kies sooner.

    Thanks to Mike Paterson for letting us know.


    This article was written by a member of the Clove Team. Clove is a specialist provider of mobile technology products, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, connected home products, memory cards and associated accessories.


  • No problem Guys…..
    Hearing that there are 2-3 new widgets (calendar + mms) and also switches for NFC and Android Beam that used to be ticks. These are now slidable like the ones for wifi etc.


    • Further info to add:-
      1) S Voice AND Google Now are on the phone, some thought they were dropping S-Voice entirely but obviously not!
      2) Expanded notifications in the notification bar.
      3) Transitions do actually seem much quicker, owners say “maybe it’s a placebo, but moving from say the homescreen to my text messages, seems snappier as does unlocking the phone from the lock screen”.


      • Another report ~ “The UK version is much more smoother than the French version. No placebo effect here, tested both and UK version is super smooth”.


  • Very nice and smooth, though the final version of ICS was too; it’ll be interesting to see if it’s worth the upgrade hassle (well, hassle if rooted…). Geting a bit more free RAM is welcome!

  • When will the Samsung Galaxy S3 Black version be available for purchase on Clove? Is a 16GB Black version going to be available?

    • Hi Bob,

      We’re still waiting for further details to come through on this, but shouldn’t be too long now. There has been a 16GB version advertised but not for the UK at the moment, only Europe.

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