U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update Rolls Out ‘In The Coming Months’

U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update

Since last night, Samsung started pushing out the most awaited Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III handsets across Western European countries (France, Spain, Romania and Austria). Before that, the update was rolled out for the users in Sweden and South Korea regions, leaving out a lot of US customers unhappy and frustrated. Yes, there was no single sign of the official JB update in the U.S. till now. Today, Sammy finally came forward and confirmed that the Jelly Bean update will be rolled out “in the coming months” over the U.S.based carriers.

The manufacturer has noted that “The specific timing and update method will be announced by each carrier partner, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular.”

We also heard that a Samsung spokesperson said that the US carrier variants will be the last ones to receive Jelly Bean update. Earlier today, we reported about some reliable sources claiming that the update will only be available in 2013 in the U.S. If this was true, the U.S. carriers should be blamed for making a lot of the GSIII owners waiting.

Speaking about the chaneglog the Jelly Bean update, Samsung stated it will bring a “host of new and enhanced TouchWiz features,” along with the following list of the features.

# Google Now, which is the most awaited powerful voice assistant functionality tat provides notifications about weather, maps, navigation, search, image search, flight status and more.
# Google Now can be launched from the lock screen shortcut or by a long press on the menu button from any screen.
# Camera enhancements – New live camera and camcorder filters, Pause and resume while recording video and Low light photo mode with best-in-class High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities
# Pop Up Play update – Lets users to resize or pause the Pop Up Play picture-in-picture video window
# Easy Mode – It simplifies the interface
# Blocking Mode – Users can disable calls, notifications, and alarms
# Improved Usability _ Brings multiple keyboard options with the addition of the Swype keyboard.
# Rich notifications and automatic widget adjustment
# All Share Cast Wireless Hub
# NFC One Touch Pairing Support – Samsung Galaxy HM3300 Bluetooth headset will be the first accessory to support this functionality, that lets users to pair it by touching it to the back of their device. (This device will be released later).

Source: Samsung

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