Three months after its official launch in the United States via AT&T, Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro is getting the hotly anticipated Jelly Bean update.
The rugged smartphone was initially launched with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system onboard, but Samsung promised that a Jelly Bean upgrade would be available at some point this year.
Today, AT&T and Samsung have announced that Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is now available for Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro owners.
The update can be downloaded using a computer through Samsung Kies, or a Wi-Fi connection (over the air).
The Jelly Bean upgrade is build number JRO03L.I547UCBLL1 and is delivered in waves, so not all Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro users might get it at the same time.
Aside from bringing the phone’s firmware to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, the update adds the following new features and improvements:
- Camera enhancements: New live camera and camcorder filters offer a range of camera effects, pause and resume while recording a video;
- Pop Up Play update: Easily resize or pause the Pop Up Play picture-in-picture video window;
- Easy mode: A simplified user experience option for first time smartphone users;
- Blocking mode: Disable incoming calls, notifications, alarms, and LED indicators for a designated period of time;
- Improved usability: Multiple keyboard options with the addition of the Swype keyboard.
Keep in mind that after the upgrade processor completes successfully, Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro owners will notice that all Paired Bluetooth devices have been removed. In addition, after the update, all user-created or custom APNs will be erased and will have to be reconfigured.
In order to force push the update onto a Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro device, users can go to Settings / About device / Software update.
An AT&T software update message should be displayed on the device, so simply follow the on-screen prompts in order to download and install the Jelly Bean update.