Samsung GALAXY S III Receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Now

The update brings lots of new features and improvements

By on December 5th, 2012 09:08 GMT

Although Samsung is still rolling out Jelly Bean for Galaxy S III in some regions, the South Korean company isn’t stopping until the smartphone is updated to the latest version of Android.

The folks over at SamMobile claim that the company has just started the rollout of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S III.

For the time being, only the international version of Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) is eligible for this update, though it’s likely that other carrier-bounded models will receive it in the next few weeks.

It is also worth mentioning that the update is pushed through in waves, which means not all Samsung Galaxy S III owners will receive it at the same time.

Those who have yet to be notified on the update can manually check for it by going to Settings / About device / Software update / Update.

The Android 4.1.2 for Galaxy S III features build number JZO54K and is also available via Samsung Kies desktop software.

Aside from updating the phone’s software to Android 4.1.2, the update brings lots of new features that are now available on the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Some of the changes included in this major update are listed below, but more might have been added:

- Multi-View;
- Page Buddy;
- New Gallery App;
- Notification Panel that can be customized;
- Brightness Slider in Notification Panel can now be disabled;
- Smart Rotation (screen display adjusts to your angle of sightings);
- Continue input in Samsung Keyboard;
- Paper Artist app;
- Group Cast app.

Samsung is expected to bring the Galaxy S III to Android 4.2, though the company won’t be able to achieve this by the end of the year.

However, we hope that the latest version of Jelly Bean will arrive on Samsung’s amazingly-popular Galaxy S III in early Q1 2013, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

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Samsung Galaxy S III – Android 4.1.2 update (screenshot)
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