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The Android 4.1, JellyBean update for the Epic 4G Touch, also known as the Samsung Galaxy S2 on Sprint, is now available for download.
The update can be accessed over-the-wire using Samsung's Simple Upgrade Tool.
Jelly will bring many new features to the smartphone including enhanced graphic capabilities. Other new additions that come with the software include Smart Stay, which tracks eye movement to ensure the device screen is always on whole is viewed, Direct Call, which converts text message to interface to the voice call interface by raising phone to the ear, Pop Up Play, which allows users to watch video content while operating any application at the same time, and different operation modes which allow users to modify the device functions to meet their always-changing needs.
The Android 4.1, JellyBean update is also available for the Samsung Galaxy Express smartphone.
The lower-end Galaxy device is currently available on AT&T in the U.S. and an international version launched in other regions running the first version of Android 4.1, JellyBean.
The update for the AT&T variant will begin rolling out last week, so owners of the smartphone should pay attention to notifications that their device receives. They also have the option to update by going to Settings, Software updates and then using the "Check for Updates" option.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2, JellyBean update is also now available through a new ROM called SlimBean.
This is the second build of the ROM and it brings many of the features found in JellyBean 4.2.2 to the flagship smartphone. It also fixes some bugs and optimizes the overall performance of the device.
New features available with the SlimBean ROM include TheRealDarkSlim Toggle, a Shiny new SlimSizer, extended quicksettings style options, new notification and lockscreen shortcut icons, configurable QS long press, NFC polling mode, fullscreen toggle, and the ability to customize charging battery color.
The ROM also fixes bugs including the Navbar back/menu firing after longpress actions, the NavBar "kill app" action killing system apps and crashing system. It also improves HTML5 audio playback and fixes the BT tethering label.