The AT&T Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has become available today and users are reporting that it’s available through Samsung Kies. It’s also available to flash for users of AT&T’s Galaxy S3.
According to users on XDA-Developers and Reddit, the AT&T Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update has finally made an official appearance today and apparently is available through Samsung’s Samsung Kies application. It’s unclear if the update is rolling out Over-the-Air as we haven’t seen any users report success through the device’s Settings. Those who are looking to update it through Samsung Kies are advised to update to the latest version of the software.
The firmware, which is version I747UCDLK3, is also available to download on Samsung-Updates for those that wish to get it that way.
The update is a big one which means that owners of the AT&T Galaxy S3 will want to set aside some time for the update to prepare itself for installation and then install and replace Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The software that is available is the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update which is an older version of Jelly Bean. And while Android 4.2 might be the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.1 will still be a fantastic update nonetheless.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brings a number of improvements from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich including a new Browser, a faster and smoother user interface, an improved Camera application, better widgets and much improved Notifications. It will also bring Google Now to the table as well.
AT&T becomes the third carrier to get Jelly Bean to its Galaxy S3 with U.S. Cellular and Verizon remaining as the major U.S. carriers who have yet to roll out the software to their uses. Neither carrier has released any specific release date or any time table for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update’s arrival.