Yesterday, we reported on a rumor that suggested Samsung is prepared to announce the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III on August 29th, the same day it announces the Galaxy Note II. Now, that rumor seems to have a bit of legitimacy behind it because a video has surfaced that shows the Galaxy S III running an allegedly official build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Samsung didn’t ditch its TouchWiz user interface (otherwise known as Nature UX) in Jelly Bean, it seems, because everything looks really similar to what I already have running on my Galaxy S III. That’s great news, because I don’t want to lose the Group Share photo sharing features and other options that are only available from Samsung. As AndroidCentral notes, however, there are the added Jelly Bean goodies such as Google Now, speed improvements and enhanced notifications.
If Samsung does indeed announce the update on August 29th, we’re guessing it’s only going to be for international models at first. It typically takes a few more months for U.S. carriers to approve the builds and make sure it doesn’t mess up performance and end-user expectations.