Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update on Sprint with problems

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 25, 2012

Finally the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update has gone live, and we’re getting reports from PR readers that devices are starting to get the Android 4.1 software update. This is said to be the first carrier in the US to deliver Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean, which is something truly special considering the long wait and frustration caused for many users.

First thing this morning users started to see an OTA update, as expected, for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and this time it hadn’t been another minor update, which in fact turned out to be Android 4.1.1. This means that Galaxy S3 users can finally enjoy the expanded notifications, enhanced features, and of course Android Beam all found with Jelly Bean.

Samsung has also added some of their own things to the Android 4.1 software, which means Galaxy S3 owners will also benefit from more than the standard Jelly Bean update features. This includes improvements to the camera app with new live filters for video and still images. If you’re new to the Galaxy S3 then you might enjoy the new “Easy Mode“, which allows users to learn the most important parts of the OS with an easy to understand tutorial.

Do you have Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean on your Sprint, and if so feel free to let us know your rough location and what time it arrived? There is a chance that your Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 might not see Jelly Bean just yet, so the carrier has advised users to be patient and that the software will download automatically when it finds the update.

Problems reported by some – we’ve also heard about a few issues with Jelly bean on some smartphones, which one user said “I’ve got the update but now my phone can’t load pages, is having problems viewing pictures, and also keeps shutting down different services“. These problems might be isolated to select users, although we’d love to hear from you if you’ve had problems with your Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean install.

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