Samsung recently pushed out Android 4.1.2 for the brand’s flagship smartphone the Galaxy S III to a range of countries including Germany, Ireland, Italy and a handful of other European countries, but it appears that India is still on the wait list to receive this update. Earlier this month, it was reported that Samsung had started the rollout of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to the Samsung Galaxy Note II and at the time, Poland was the only country to receive the update.
With Android 4.1.2, the Samsung Galaxy S III will get all the features that are present on the Android 4.1.2 update that is landing on the Galaxy Note II.
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean rolling out to the Galaxy S III
A report by SamMobile claims that the LTE version of the Galaxy S III has also begun receiving the Android 4.1.2 update and it features similar features as the non-LTE handset.
The report states, “The Galaxy S III is Samsung’s flagship device of the year and is also it’s biggest worldwide selling device. Samsung has given the Galaxy S III top priority in Software Updates that’s why Samsung keeps on updating this device to the latest versions of Android. You might not be able to update your device to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean right away as the update is rolling out in phases. So, it might not yet be available for your country or network provider (If Your device is Carrier branded) but don’t worry the update will arrive soon. Samsung has added a ton of new features in Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III LTE, most of the features are brought from the Galaxy Note II.”
Here is a quick look at some of the features of Android 4.1.2:
- Firmware – JZO54K
- Multi-View (Multi-Windows Multitasking, same as in Note II)
- Page Buddy
- New Gallery App (Same as in Note II)
- Notification Panel (Notification Panel can now be customised)
- Brightness slider in Notification Panel can now be disabled
- Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)
- Continuous Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
- Paper Artist App
- Group Cast App
It was recently reported that Samsung announced the Premium Suite upgrade for its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, and this update aims to improve the experience by adding convenient features.
As part of the announcement, Samsung claimed that it is committed to providing customers with the best mobile experience by offering an operating system upgrade for its devices. As part of this effort, Samsung had recently provided the Jelly Bean 4.1 upgrade for the Galaxy S III and will bring even more enhanced features to the phone through the upcoming Premium Suite upgrade. Samsung claims that with the upgrade, Galaxy S III users will witness an enhanced user experience.[source : Tech2]