AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III gets updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
AT&T has reportedly started rolling out an official Android Jelly Bean update to its Samsung Galaxy S III, model number SGH-i747.
For the moment, the update is available only via Samsung Kies, so you can’t get it over the air. Anyway, the package (which seemingly has 738 MB) brings Android 4.1.1 to AT&T’s S III (so no 4.2 – in case you were expecting that).
As you may already know, Jelly Bean includes many improvements over Ice Cream Sandwich, like enhanced overall performance, Google Now, richer notification system, snappier browser, Voice Search, and so on.
AT&T is currently selling the Samsung Galaxy S III for $199.99 on contract, allowing customers to choose between three color versions: white, blue, and red. Since it launched the S III (in July), AT&T has introduced two other smartphones that run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box: the Samsung Galaxy Note II, and the HTC One X+.
Sprint updated its Samsung Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean at the end of October, while T-Mobile did it last month. So Verizon is now the only major US mobile carrier that hasn’t made the new OS available to its Galaxy S III. Hopefully, it will start pushing the update before the end of the year.