Android 4.1.2, JellyBean Update Rolls Out for Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung started rolling out the Android 4.1.2, JellyBean update for the Galaxy Camera this week.

The update started in the United Kingdom and will gradually work its way into other regions in the coming weeks.

Android 4.1.2 brings some performance improvements to the Galaxy Camera along with a new Gallery GUI.

It can be accessed via Samsung KIES software.

The Galaxy Camera is a unique point-and-shoot camera that comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD Screen. It also boasts a 21x optical zoom lens and a super-bright 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for shooting high-quality images close up and in low light conditions. It is powered by a quad-core 1GHz processor and runs Android 4.1, JellyBean software out of the box.

The Galaxy Camera can also send still images taken to other Samsung and Android devices instantaneously, including the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note from 200 feet away with the Share Shot feature.

AT&T and Verizon began carrying the Galaxy Camera towards the end of last year.

"Wirelessly enabling Samsung's Galaxy Camera will create a significant shift in how consumers share and communicate with photos and videos," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president of AT&T Emerging Devices.

"By posting instantly to social networking sites or sending directly to another device, the person behind the lens is essentially offering family and friends the opportunity to share in the moments as they are actually experiencing them," he continued. "We're excited that the AT&T wireless network will help enable these opportunities."

AT&T currently offers the Galaxy Camera for $499.99 with a new 2-year contract. However, its version does not run on the carrier's LTE network.

The Verizon comes in two colors including Cobalt Black and White and retails for $549.99 on the carrier.