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

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

Tags: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Headline, Samsung Galaxy S3

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

What is the average broadband speed which you experience?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Big gadget and tech specials

Sale

South Africans can save lots of money on a wide range of gadgets and tech products this weekend

Neotel hosting billing concerns

Neotel

Neotel data centre bandwidth and power consumption misreporting issues have been fixed

Eskom employees arrested over transformer theft

Eskom

Two Eskom employees have been arrested in Karen Park, Pretoria, for allegedly stealing six transformers with an estimated value of R650,000, police said on Friday

Digital TV decoder subsidy details published

Non-compliant DVB-T2 set-top box in South Africa

Signs of movement around South Africa’s migration to digital terrestrial television are welcomed, the DA said

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)