The third generation Galaxy S smartphone is about to receive a new software update, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Although Samsung has yet to officially confirm the upgrade, numerous rumors point to an upcoming launch of the hotly anticipated update.
In this regard, we already reported a few days ago, a source close to the matter claimed the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S III would be officially announced on August 29.
The South Korean handset maker is expected to launch a sequel to Samsung Galaxy Note two days ahead of IFA 2012 trade fair opening.
This means that Samsung will have a very busy day on August 29 when the Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S III is announced as well.
Even though we don’t have any confirmations on Samsung’s launch event, it appears that the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean release for Galaxy S III is pretty close.
Mexican blog AndroidMX has just published a video showing the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone running Google’s latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
According to them, this is an official build, though it’s not sure if this is the final version of the build or Samsung plans to make a few more changes before the official release.
In order to prove that this is an official build and not a custom ROM, the guy demoing the update taps repeatedly on the “Software version” until the Jelly Bean logo is displayed.
We’re not sure if this is the only way one can prove that this is an official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM, but other specific features are present as well, including Google Now app.
We expect Samsung to come forward with an official announcement no earlier than August 29, so stay tuned for more rumors until then.