Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S III gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update


Owners of the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III should be on the look out for a update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Sprint began rolling out the update this morning, making them the first U.S. wireless carrier to offer Jelly Bean to it’s Galaxy S III customers.

The update is available as an over the air download and will arrive in phases, so be patient if you don’t see the update right away. The update to Android 4.1.1 adds new features like Google Now, which automatically gives you information relevant to what you are doing right now and a new expandable, actionable notification system, which allows you to take action directly from the drop-down notification shade.

Other enhancements made to the Galaxy S III via it’s TouchWiz interface include a new Easy Mode that is meant to simplify the user experience for first-time smartphone owners, a Blocking Mode that will disable incoming calls, alarms and other notifications for a predetermined period of time, and access to several keyboard options. The update will also provide several enhancements to the Samsung Galaxy S III camera, as well as making the device compatible with some new and exciting accessories.

Jelly Bean offers a lot of improvements over Ice Cream Sandwich and it is always great to see more devices getting upgraded to Google’s latest Android operating system. I’m sure anyone on Sprint’s network with a Galaxy S III will be very happy with today’s news.