Despite boasting more than capable hardware, most smartphones are left waiting for the latest update due to carrier and manufacturer tests that must be carried out prior to the update's release. This lovely Friday brings word that Galaxy S III users from the United Kingdom are about to get the latest Android update.
Jelly Bean, also known as Android 4.1, was launched this past summer and today major UK networks are discussing updates for their customers. TechRadar points to a tweet from Three that reveals the network already has the update ready for users. O2 is also pushing the update live starting today. If you're on Vodafone, you'll have to wait a wee bit longer, as the network has yet to make an official announcement. Don't let that get you down though. ZDnet cites an official statement from Samsung UK that confirms the update will be available from all networks soon.
"Samsung UK can confirm that the rollout of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has begun for our Galaxy S III customers and will be available across all networks over the coming weeks, pending software testing and approvals," the South Korean company said.
Jelly Bean features improved voice search, an improved camera app, offline voice dictation, Google Now, expandable notifications, the ability to turn off applications on an app-specific basis, and much more. It was updated with Android 4.1.2 earlier this month.
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