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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9/24/2012 3:49:13 PM
Would that be in contrast to having 100% of phones being the same os from 4 years ago? I will take getting newer, better options (meaning I get to decide what I want instead of some company deciding what they think I want) anyday. I don't care what others use as long as I get a choice and can do what I want when I want however I want to do it, all without loosing official support and access to one of the many app stores I can choose from.
Got any other dumb arguments, let me guess:
1. The latest phone released has the best hardware, but once it no longer has the best (2 months from now), then hardware does not matter.
2. It sold a lot of devices to isheep, that replaced their current device, so it must be the best. I do not care how many are sold, it is not what I want to use
3. Stock price (or market cap) is the highest, therefore it must be best - do not care about the stock as I do not own shares of any of the companies involved.
4. Profits - see #4.
9/24/2012 4:15:44 PM
I like my Galaxy Nexus but I like the SGS3 even more. I think I'll look out for the SGS4 (or whatever) when it's available.
9/24/2012 5:08:08 PM
I am in the same boat, I have the Gnex and love it. I would love the GS3, but can't justify the added expense, or the locked down bootloader through Verizon. I have loaded many Operating Systems on mine, but have pretty much just settled on AOKP, and love having the choice.
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