Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Will a Galaxy Note II work on Verizon?

Episode 923

Gary from Redondo Beach, CA

Gary bought an unlocked international Samsung Galaxy Note II and he can't use it for Verizon. Leo says that no, it's GSM and Verizon uses CDMA. The Note will work on AT&T since it only has HSDPA+ 3G. If he can return it, Leo recommends doing so because the good news is that Verizon will be offering the Note II on LTE soon. But if he can't, T-Mobile may be an option.

When will Jelly Bean be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Episode 917

Mike from Orange County, CA

Leo says it's not in the US yet. Google decided to launch it in Europe first, but Leo has it and it's a much needed update. For some reason, Samsung has decided to wait. It may not be Samsung's fault, though. The carriers have a say in it as well and they may be contributing to why it's taking so long. Leo shares the frustration, but advises to wait instead of rooting the phone. It's coming.

Mike is wondering why Apple doesn't have this problem. It's because they just have the one phone, and one OS. They also have more clout and can get their way easier with the carriers.