U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone Users Will Get Jelly Bean Soon
Samsung announced today that the company will begin to rollout Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, to all Galaxy S III smartphones in the U.S. in the coming months. Galaxy S III owners will receive the Jelly Bean update as well as a host of new and enhanced TouchWiz features, making it a faster and more responsive device experience. The update will also bring new capabilities to the camera, video and user interface, as well as access to ESPN’s ScoreCenter app with custom AllShare integration. The update will be made available both over the air and as a download via Kies, but no specific date was announced. We all knew the update was coming, so this is really just official confirmation of the update coming. The specific timing and update method will be announced by each carrier partner, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular when they feel the time is right.
New Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Features:
- Camera Enhancements
- Pop Up Play Update: Users can now easily resize or pause the Pop Up Play picture-in-picture video window, taking full advantage of the Galaxy S III’s powerful processor and large 4.8-inch screen.
- Easy Mode: Easy Mode is a simplified user experience option for first-time smartphone owners, providing large home screen widgets that focus on the device essentials. The Easy widgets include both 4x2 and 4x4 arrangements of favorite contacts, favorite apps, favorite settings, clock and alarm.
- Blocking Mode: Galaxy S III owners can disable incoming calls, notifications, alarms and LED indicators for a designated period of time.
- Improved Usability: Users now have multiple keyboard options with the addition of the Swype keyboard
Posted by | Wed, Oct 17, 2012 - 10:58 AM