It goes without saying that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would receive the long awaited Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in their home country, South Korea, before anywhere else. After all, a promise is a promise, and Samsung has lived out that promise. Bear in mind that the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 is right now limited to just the SHW-M440S variant, meaning any other handsets of the same model name that are not native to South Korea will not be compatible with this Jelly Bean release.
We rely on Google’s Translation engine to do the hard work for us, so if anything in terms of the Jelly Bean update’s features are lost in translation, point the gun to Google. It looks like the standard usability improvements have been introduced to the home screen, not to mention the ability to pause movies whenever you are recording, in addition to having the camera perform a smart rotation when in use. At this point in time, it does look likely that you will have to install this update via Samsung KIES, but an Over The Air (OTA) installation does seem possible, too. Does this mean that the international versions of the Galaxy S3 will soon be grateful recipients of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as well? [Translated Page]
|Key Specs||Galaxy S3|
|Processor/Soc Name||Exynos 4412, 4-core, 1.4 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||128 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2100 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S3 Full specs|