Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Arrives on Galaxy S III at Vodafone Australia

The update arrives both OTA and via the Samsung Kies desktop software

Samsung and Vodafone Australia have started the deployment of the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean software update to the owners of Galaxy S III on the carrier’s networks.

The update was announced last week for today, and the first units have already been upgraded to the new platform release, Vodafone says.

As mentioned before, the Android 4.1.1 platform upgrade is being pushed to users both over-the-air and via the Samsung Kies desktop application.

The new software release will provide users with all the features and enhancements that Jelly Bean brought along over Ice Cream Sandwich, including Google Now and Project Butter improvements.

Furthermore, it will also deliver various other enhancements to Galaxy S III's users, some coming from Samsung themselves, and complemented by a series of bug fixes.

The update will be rolled out to users in stages, which means that not all of them will receive it right from the start. However, it will be deployed to all of them within 14 days.

According to Vodafone, some users who have upgraded their devices over-the-air might encounter an issue with contact names not being displayed in applications such as Messages or Call Logs.

However, it seems that there is an easy way to resolve this.

On the phone, go to Contacts > Menu Key > Import/Export > Export to USB Storage > OK.

Then, navigate to Contacts > Menu Key > Import/Export > Import from USB Storage > Save Contact To > Google > Import one vCard file > Select the 0000*.vcf file.

The handset will import contacts in the background and will also sync with user’s Google account.

When the process is completed, go to Contacts > Menu Key > Contacts to Display > Select your Google account.

In case users will have duplicate contacts listed on their devices, Vodafone recommends merging them in the manner described by Google in this post on its support website.

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