Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1, JellyBean Update Hits UK This Month

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
October 16, 2012|11:25 am
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Titanium Grey
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    Samsung Galaxy S3 Titanium Grey

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1, JellyBean update will hit the U.K. this month, according to a statement made by Samsung on the company's U.K. Facebook.

When told by a Facebook user named Lewis to "hurry up and release the Jelly Bean update for the UK International S3," Samsung had this to say.

"Hi Lewis, we can confirm that the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system will be available on the Galaxy S3 this month. Details regarding the availability across network channels will be announced in due course," wrote Ravi of Samsung.

The carrier-locked variants in the U.K. will receive the update later on down the line.

The rollout of JellyBean to the Galaxy S3 in the U.K. is part of Samsung's second wave of them that started this week.

The company just released the software upgrade in Sweden over KIES with a new official build called XXDLI.

It is scheduled to hit more countries in the near future.

The JellyBean update brings new features to the Galaxy S3, including a smoother UI, Google Now, Offline voice-typing support, expandable notifications, better settings organizations and much more.

A new Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1, JellyBean pre-installed will be launching in Japan this winter.

The variant of the device will also come with a 1.6GHz Exynos chip that allows this Galaxy S3 to function at faster speeds than the international and U.S. variants.

It will be released in both black and grey and packs the latest build of Android software.

The U.S. version of the Galaxy S3 will be one of the last versions to receive the JellyBean software.

The Android 4.1 update for the S3 was finally confirmed for the U.S. earlier this month. The handset will receive it on all five of major U.S. carriers including AT&T, U.S. Cellular, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile.

 

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