Canadian Galaxy S III Owners Getting Android 4.1 on December 3rd

Samsung announced this week on Twitter that they will be pushing out the official Android 4.1 JellyBean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III on Monday, 3rd December. This Canadian roll out could potentially serve as a good indicator that those in the United StatesĀ  may be seeing a similar update in the near future. Samsung’s Galaxy S III smatphone has begun updating to version 4.1.1 of Android, affectionately known as Jelly Bean since October. I’m not sure why it takes 2-3 months to roll out the update worldwide, but an official build is still coming! How many Verizon and AT&T customers wish they could defect to Canada right about now?

Samsung Canada Tweet

Android 4.1 Jellybean Update Highlights:

  • Android Beam
  • Audio Accessories and Enhancements
  • Camera and Gallery Enhancements
  • Face Unlock Capability
  • Support for Bi-directional text
  • Imprved Notificiations,, Networking, News and Weather, Widgets
  • Improved and enhanced contacts management
  • Native support for Device Encryption
  • New Text-To-Speech Engine for better voice typing / input
  • Native Google Now integration
  • Improved Google Apps along with Google Play Books, Google Play Movies & TV Shows and Google Music
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