Will the Jelly Bean OS be available for Galaxy s3

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Is the new  OS from android Jelly Bean be available for the Galaxy S3. If so How do you upgrade to it 

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Will the Jelly Bean OS be available for Galaxy s3


Dear Arthur,

The next iteration in the Android mobile OS – Jelly Bean – will indeed come to the Samsung Galaxy S3 but only in the 4th quarter of 2012, so you'll probably be getting it this fall. Samsung Galaxy S3, being Samsung's flagship phone, won't have any problems running the new operating system and it will bring new features like: 

  • Project Butter (silky smooth response rate by predicting where your finger will be)
  • Google Chrome default browser
  • Google Now (Siri-like voice recognition tool)
  • Widgets resizing and organizing
  • Improved Camera App
  • Android Beam (NFC file-sharing significantly improved)
  • Also there are some other performance tweaks under the hood of the new OS to harness the power of mobile processors better

On the matter of actually installing the OS, you'll probably get the update from your mobile carrier when they receive it. Or if you have rooted your phone, once it comes out you can install it yourself. Either way, you'll enjoy the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soon enough.

I hope this helps.

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Will the Jelly Bean OS be available for Galaxy s3


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III was announced and released in May of 2012. It supports both 2G and 3G networks. It measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 millimeters and weighs around 133 grams or about 4.69 ounces. It has a super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16 million colors and 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution.

The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 with TouchWiz user interface. It has the usual 1 GB RAM and its internal storage is available in 16, 32, and 64 GB capacities. It supports a microSD expandable up to 64 GB. The primary camera has 8 megapixels at 3264 x 2448 pixels with LED flash and autofocus.

It supports 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps. The secondary camera only supports 1.9 megapixels and can record 720p HD video at 30 fps. It runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It is powered by Exynos 4412 Quad chipset on a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with Mali-400MP GPU.

It is integrated with compass, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, and proximity sensors. For internet browsing, it only supports HTML with Adobe Flash. It supports Java using the Java MIDP emulator. Standby time is up to 590 hours on 2G and 790 hours on 3G while talk time is up to 21 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 11 hours 40 minutes on 3G.

It is priced at around 320 Euros. If you have this Smartphone and it still has its original Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, you can upgrade it to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using FOTA or Firmware Over The Air. This is more convenient since it doesn’t need the handset to be connected to a computer to make the upgrade.


It can be done using 3G or 4G network or even through Wi-Fi. To use FOTA, go to Applications, Settings, About Phone, Software update, and then select Check for update. Before doing this, make sure your phone has a full charge battery, you have a stable network, and it has enough memory space.

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