The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.1, JellyBean update was released for Sprint users today.
"Today, Sprint became the first U.S. wireless carrier to offer the Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean, update to its Samsung Galaxy S3 customers," wrote the carrier in a press release. "The update began rolling out today and adds a host of new and enhanced TouchWiz features, offering a faster, richer and more responsive device experience."
This update can be accessed OTA (over-the-air). Once a Sprint user's Galaxy S3 is eligible for the update, the smartphone will automatically download it. When the download is complete, the user will be prompted to install Android 4.1.1 and the device will be disabled during that time.
This update brings the new, smoother Project Butter UI to the smartphone along with Google Now, expandable and actionable notifications, and an improved widget placing ability on any icon-ridden homescreen.
The JellyBean update is also now available for the unlocked version of the handset in the U.K.
This official upgrade can be accessed using Samsung KIES software and is available for the unbranded SIM-free model.
It features a unique build number of I9300XXDLJ4 and seems like a much better version of the software, according to YouMobile.org.
This is also the 5th build of JellyBean to be released for the Galaxy S3 in Europe.
The update was recently released for three of the major carriers in the U.K: Three, O2, and Vodafone OTA (over-the-air). There have not been any reported problems with the update.
It started rolling out in the U.K. last week and the timing was first confirmed in an O2 user forum.
"Good news! The wait time is almost over for Samsung Galaxy S3 users. From tomorrow, 19th Oct. '12, you'll be able to upgrade to the much awaited 4.1 Jelly Bean update over Wi-Fi or via Kies," wrote O2's social media team.
"If you have activated the 'auto-update' feature from out of box, you will be prompted to download the 4.1 Jelly Bean update," continued O2.