Earlier this week, U.S. Cellular has announced an update to its Samsung Galaxy S III handsets, which bumps the Android OS version up to 4.1.1 from December 21st. Sticking to its promise, the carrier has released the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III handsets. Base band version also bumps up to R53OUVXALK5. Here’s the list what you will find in latest firmware.
# Google Now information cards
# Expandable notifications
# Project Butter
# Widgets that can automatically resizable on home screen
# Enhanced TouchWiz features
# New improvements for the camera with an optimized mode for low light and indoor photos
# Browser improvements, calendar improvements
# Pop-Up-Play update, Easy Mode for first-time smartphone users
# Blocking mode to disable incoming calls, notifications, alarms and LED indicators
# Improved usability
# City ID app update 1.25.1
# Amazon Shopping update 2.1.0
# Mobi TV update v126.96.36.199-219790
..and many more. According to the reports, we are hearing that Netflix app isn’t working after the update.
U.S. Cellular Galaxy S III owners can download the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update over-the-air and you know the drill. Head into Settings > About Device > Software update to check for the update manually. You can also upgrade the your handset using Samsung’s Simple Upgrade Tool (download it from here) and you will have to connect it to a PC via USB cable. Full instruction on how to upgrade your handset can be found here.
As of this writing, Samsung has yet to distribute Jelly Bean updates for MetroPCS and Cricket editions of the Galaxy S III handsets. By the way, did you hear about the sudden deaths of the GSIII handsets?