Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Users are reporting that an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S3

By - November 21, 2012
Android Jellybean

Samsung Galaxy S3 owners in South Africa started receiving notifications for an update to a newer version of Android yesterday (20 November 2012).

Although the update is to Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”, and not the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system (Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean”) which was recently announced, it does include a number of improvements.

Among them is the so-called “Project Butter” – which Google said makes the Android user interface more responsive – and Google Now.

According to the search giant, Google Now “gets you just the right information at just the right time”.

It tries to predict what information you might need and offers services such as the day’s weather and traffic on your route to work.

This is displayed on “cards” that appear automatically when Google predicts you need it.

The update to the new version of Android is available to some users as an over-the-air download.

However, as with other Samsung firmware update releases, the manufacturer seems to be pushing the software through its Kies platform, first.

Direct downloads to the Samsung Galaxy S3 then seem to become available in waves.

Some users have reported downloads stalling through Kies, with a few restarts finally resulting in a successful download.

Related articles

Samsung, HTC Android Jelly Bean for SA

Google Nexus 4 and 10 pricing announced

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets Android ICS in SA

Samsung Galaxy S2 update in SA: problems explained

Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you have an uncapped broadband account?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

HTC Vive with Valve – mind-blowing virtual reality

HTC Vive close up

HTC and Valve are set to square off against Samsung and Oculus, Sony, and Microsoft in a battle that may define virtual reality

ANC won’t answer signal jamming questions

No cellphone signal

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was accused of hiding behind the sub judice rule on Wednesday when he declined to answer a question in Parliament on signal jamming

Massive solar thermal electricity plant launched in South Africa

Kaxu launch

KaXu Solar One, the biggest solar thermal electricity plant in the southern hemisphere, was opened in the Northern Cape this week

Gareth Cliff not going to Highveld Stereo

Gareth Cliff

Gareth Cliff and Primedia have dismissed rumours that he is in negotiations to take over the 947 Highveld Stereo breakfast show

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)