Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy S III Users in Malaysia Can Now Upgrade to Android Jelly Bean

UPDATE: Multi View is only available with 4.1.2 update and it is not applicable with the currently rolled out 4.1.1 version.

It’s been a long wait but that doesn’t matter because not its finally here. Yes, we’re talking about the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III and it is now available for Malaysian users, four months after Google officially Announced the latest Android OS in July of this year.

How can you get the update? There are two ways, one is via over-the-air or OTA. To the Jelly Bean update using this method, just go into Settings > About Phone > System Updates and check for update. If via this method the device tells you that your OS is up to date, then try Kies. Kies is something like Samsung’s version of iTunes. It is a software that helps you manage the contents of your Samsung device using your computer. You will need to download and install Kies into your computer first before you can proceed to update you Galaxy S III using this method. Here’s the link to download Kies.

Updating the Galaxy S III via Kies is pretty straight forward. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the software into your computer, just connect your phone to your computer via USB and just follow the on screen instructions.

So what can you look forward to with Jelly Bean running on your Galaxy S III? For starters, you can expect smoother and faster performance with Project Butter. Also, there’s the Multi View feature first seen on the Galaxy Note II, that will be available on the Galaxy S III with Jelly Bean too (for version 4.1.2, not in version 4.1.1).

Check out the demo video about Multi View on the Galaxy S III after the jump.

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Samsung rolls out Jelly Bean for Galaxy S III with more devices getting it

Samsung Jelly Bean

Samsung has started rolling out its latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III beginning with users in Poland. The update is expected to be released gradually by markets and Malaysian users should be getting the update soon. Along with the OS update, Samsung has improved some of its Samsung specific features such as an improved Pop-up play, new Easy Mode and Blocking Mode.

Samsung has also released a full list of other devices that will be upgraded to Jelly Bean, which includes:

Galaxy S II
Galaxy Note
Galaxy S Advance
Galaxy S II LTE
Galaxy Chat
Galaxy Ace 2
Galaxy Beam
Galaxy Ace Plus
Galaxy Mini 2
Galaxy S Duos
Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Galaxy Note 10.1
Galaxy Music

There’s no timeline for the above mention devices but hopefully they will get them soon within this year.


Samsung Says Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1 Will Get Jelly Bean Soon

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1 will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but the company offered little information on when exactly this will happen, and if past experiences are anything to go by, those who are using Samsung Android devices will understand that that it would be weeks or even months for an update to be available after it is announced.

In any case, it’s still good to know that an update is available for you device. It’s just that the waiting in uncertainty is tremendously annoying. Let’s hope Jelly Bean will come sooner rather than later.