Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update Hits Europe
September 24, 2012 12:40 PM
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Poland gets the update first
Samsung is starting to roll out the latest Android update for owners of the
Galaxy S III
. The latest update to the Android operating system for the smartphone will bring the device to version 4.1,
otherwise known as Jelly Bean
. With the update now available to some European users, the S III has become the first non-Nexus Android smartphone to get Jelly Bean.
The first European users to get the update are owners in Poland. The update started rolling out there early this morning and Samsung has confirmed that it will be "gradually introduced to other markets." Samsung offered no further details on specific timeframes for the upgrade being available in other countries.
“The availability and schedule of the software upgrade will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements,” said Samsung in an official statement.
Samsung Galaxy S III
Android 4.1 brings with it a number of improvements Android users should really appreciate. Updates to the S III smartphone will include real-time reminders and recommendations from Google Now, improved speed and responsiveness, enforced consistent frame rates for all drawings and animations, and more.
Along with the updated Android operating system, Samsung is also updating some of its own software on the Galaxy S III. Samsung will be updating the device with an Easy Mode allowing the user to have five large widgets on the home screen. The widgets can be arranged in 4 x 2 and 4 x 4 styles. The updated software will also bring a Blocking Mode to allow users to block incoming calls, notifications, alarms, and indicator lights for a specific period.
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RE: Blocking Mode
9/24/2012 1:12:58 PM
I pretty much agree with what you said but I ended up installing Nova launcher to get closer to a stock experience while still keeping all the nice touchwiz motion functionality and options shortcuts. The touchwiz launcher and 4-tile screen realy doesn't do anything for me. If you were to flash CM10 onto your device, wouldn't you lose the touchwiz "motion" options? For me, the motion features are what put it ahead of a stock android experience.
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