Samsung has begun rolling out its first, official Jelly Bean update to its coveted Galaxy S III smartphone. The first Jelly-Bean (Android v4.1.1) update is for Poland. Now, The Verge reports that the South Korean giant has, in an email, released the full list of devices scheduled to receive the upgrade to Jelly Bean.
The list comprises the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Mini 2, and Galaxy S Duos; four tablets: the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1; and an unknown device, the Galaxy Music. The Verge shares further that it tried to get in touch with Samsung to know more about the lesser known device.
Slated for a Jelly Bean upgrade
Samsung will roll out the latest Android OS to other countries subsequently. “You can use KIES or OTA (Over-The-Air) to update to the latest version of Android. Make sure you’re on WIFI and that your battery is at least on 50 percent. If you want to flash, you’ll need to download the firmware and use ODIN to flash,” revealed a SamMobile report.
We had reported earlier that Jelly Bean would be served to the Galaxy S III by October, speaking of which, The Verge in its report, elaborates that the timing of the Jelly Bean updates coming to the S III will vary depending on a user's location and wireless carrier.
The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with Android v4.0.4 out of the box, and is fuelled by a 2100mAh battery. The S III is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor and sports an 8MP shooter.
Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S III:
- 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi with DLNA support
- GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
- USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0
- 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, BSI sensor and 1080p HD video recording
- 1.9MP front facing camera with a resolution of 720p for video chat
- 16/ 32/ 64GB Internal memory, expandable up to 64GB
The much-talked-about Google I/O 2012 saw the search giant unveiling the latest flavour of Android, Jelly Bean.
Some of the highlighted features of the Jelly Bean OS include:
- Project Butter – As the name suggests, this feature aims to make the operating system on devices extremely smooth.
- Text Input: The keyboard is a lot faster and more accurate.
- Camera – On the camera side of things, the new OS brings to the table new UI and gestures, allowing users to swipe sideways, if they want to access a gallery. It is also possible to delete images by swiping them off the screen.
- Notifications – With Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean), the notifications bar has also received an upgrade.
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