Australian mobile phone carrier Telstra has started the roll-out of a new software update for the owners of a Galaxy S III smartphone on its network, providing them with the features and capabilities that Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean has to offer.The new OS upgrade is available for download over-the-air and will be pushed only to a certain number of handsets in the beginning.
However, the wireless carrier does note that all units are expected to get a taste of it within two weeks or so.
“Just a quick one to let everyone know that the Galaxy S 3 Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update has commenced deployment early (as at 2:30PM EDT today),” the mobile phone carrier announced in a forum post.
“As with all Samsung updates the FOTA deployment is staggered. The ‘staggered’ deployment means that the FOTA update will be progressively rolled out to customers over a two week period.”
The company also explains that around 10,000 Galaxy S III units will receive the new software update within the first three days after the roll-out has started.
“Day 1-3: 10k of devices selected at random to be eligible for update, users are either alerted via FOTA Push Message or by manually checking,” Telstra announced.
During the next 10 days, the company will push the new OS upgrade to other users, with 10 percent of them expected to receive it each day. Before the two weeks period is over, all devices should be eligible for receiving the update.
The wireless carrier also notes that the owners of a Galaxy S III smartphone on its network should download the new software update over a Wi-Fi network, as data charges will apply when the software is downloaded over a cellular connection.
Furthermore, it seems that Telstra’s customers with a Galaxy S III device in their pockets will also be able to download the new update through Samsung’s Kies software, starting today.