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Android 4.1 coming to Samsung Galaxy S3

September 25, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming

Electronics maker Samsung revealed that they have started deploying Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to its Galaxy S III smartphone in Europe, with other continents to follow hot on its heels very soon. Poland was the first country to receive the update to the new Android operating system, and Samsung said that it will definitely roll out to other regions.

The Galaxy SIII smartphone has become the company’s most successful mobile handset to date (image: Samsung)

“The availability and schedule of the software upgrade will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements,” the company said in a statement. When the update gets released, it will be up to individual mobile service providers to make the update available to its users over the air – which could take some time.

According to Tech Crunch, “the Google-branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S were due Jelly Bean updates in mid-July, along with the Motorola Xoom and Nexus 7 tablets — although that mid-July timeframe hasn’t always been stuck to.”

The publication also added that “the Android 4.1 update brings a raft of improvements and new features to the S III, including real-time reminders and recommendations from Google Now, plus speed and responsiveness boosts thanks to OS additions such as triple buffering in the graphics pipeline, and enforced consistent frame-rate for all drawing and animations. Android 4.1 also makes educated guesses about where your fingers are heading as you swipe and flick the screen to improve responsiveness.”

The Jelly Bean update is expected to be available in South Africa in the next two weeks.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor



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14 Responses to Android 4.1 coming to Samsung Galaxy S3

  1. Red Slang says:

    Does any one know when this will actually release in South Africa?

    • Devaroux Jacobs says:

      No release date so far that I know. Pathetic no doubt. That is one area where Apple excels.

    • Red Slang says:

      Yeah having the dual kak of Samsung and South Africa both being slow is a real drag, especially if you're used to just plugging in a Apple device and it updates, no regional bs to deal with.

  2. Damn, our networks are pathetic! Can someone please annoy them enough to hurry up…

  3. wonder how much data its going to be for the over the air update.

  4. I have indeed seen and tested the technology and is surperb..

  5. Jaco Smit says:

    But I've got it already! :p

  6. Ok got Jelly Bean today. 293 mb.

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