Samsung’s Galaxy S III is going to be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, that much we already know. In fact, we’ve already heard a few whispers that the release will coincide with Samsung’s Galaxy Note II announcement on August 29th. Now, AndroidCentral says it has confirmed those rumors. Unfortunately, the site doesn’t tell us much more than we already know.
As leaked builds that are already available for download have suggested, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III will deliver obvious new features such as Google Now, the re-tweaked notification shade and speed improvements. Samsung will also update its TouchWiz user interface with a few new options including “dormant” and “easy modes” for improved device management. Unfortunately, the update will apparently only be launched for the international model of the Galaxy S III. As usual, we here in the United States need to wait for carriers to approve the software patch before it’s pushed out to our devices. Hopefully, however, that won’t take too long.
We’ve also heard that the Galaxy Note will get a Jelly Bean update, although it’s unclear if that will be announced on the same day.
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