We have some good news for those of you with a Samsung Galaxy S3 handset on AT&T, who are still running on Ice Cream Sandwich. Before the end of the year, Samsung dropped an official update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at last, but only for those with access to the Samsung Kies software. Now, we’re hearing that the company along with AT&T are finally ready to provide the latest software to everyone with an OTA install.
If you have been lucky through the night, you may have already received a notification from AT&T to install Jelly Bean straight away. If not, there’s no reason to panic as AT&T should have everyone updated to Jelly Bean over the weekend as updates obviously rollout in gradual stages depending on where you live.
An alternative method if you don’t want to wait for the notification to arrive, is to head into your phone settings and try to push the update manually to see if that works. If you have the update already, you’ll be able to enjoy new features such as Google Now, a new web browser and camera application, and a general performance improvement that every new major version of Android usually brings.
There’s also some additional features crammed in as well as the default Jelly Bean improvements. These include a Pop-Up Play update, Blocking Mode and a new low-light picture mode when using the camera. It should put a smile on a lot of Galaxy S3 users on AT&T who have been stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich, while it may even keep you from upgrading to another device a little longer.
Have you received an OTA notification to install Jelly Bean on your Galaxy S3, or are you still waiting? Let us know if you managed to push the update manually as well.
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