The T-Mobile Galaxy S3 becomes the second Galaxy S3 in the United States to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update today as T-Mobile has announced that owners of its device can pull the software from Samsung Kies.
T-Mobile revealed the update in a post today to its Galaxy S3 support page saying that the update, which is Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, is now available through Samsung’s Kies application. Users can also manually request the update from T-Mobile by going into the devices settings if Samsung Kies feels like too much of a chore.
To get Samsung Kies, users will have to go to Samsung’s website. To check for it manually, Galaxy S3 users on T-Mobile will simply have to head into the device’s settings, go into the About section and check for an update. It should prompt once the check is complete.
After that, the software will download, install and reboot the phone and after that is done the Galaxy S3 will transform into a much better phone then the one that was running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The update will be a big upgrade over Android 4.0 ICS and it will be bringing a number of new features to the table including Google Now, improved notifications and widgets, a better camera application and a new smoother and faster user interface amongst other things.
Here is the full rundown from T-Mobile, including bug fixes and enhancements:
- New Features:
- Jelly Bean
- Wi-Fi calling improvements
- Camera enhancements
- Keyboard improvements
Clearly, this is a vast improvement over the last piece of software and one that T-Mobile Galaxy S3 owners should take advantage of. It’s free and the process to get it up and running is as painless as it gets.
Now that the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 has its update, only three Galaxy S3 devices without Jelly Bean in the U.S. remain. That list includes the AT&T, U.S. Cellular and Verizon models. Hopefully, we see those updates roll out soon.