Reported by Engadget, if you have a Galaxy S III with AT&T, you had the chance to download and install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean since last month, but the rollout wasn't so mooth and it was only limited to updates using Samsung Kies. Not OTA (over-the-air).
Finally, AT&T has Engadget that an OTA (over-the-air) update will be available beginning today to anyone who is still using Ice Cream Sandwich, though it'll require a WiFi connection. Still, this is a much better situation for the vast majority of Samsung Galaxy S III owners who may not have even realized that an update was even offered to them in the first place.
Beginning January 31, the Samsung Galaxy S II (GB only) from T-Mobile will have a software update to Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T989UVLDH via Over The Air (OTA) and Samsung Kies. This update provides security enhancements Vlingo S Voice improvements.
You can update in two ways:
- Over the air (OTA) update to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4: If you want to update to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4, you can update via OTA. Please wait for the notification to update. The OTA will continue to be delivered until February 28. The update is also availabe for manual download using Kies.
- Manual download to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4 If you want to update to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See https://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.
SamMobile reports that Samsung plans to update the Galaxy Tab 2 to the first Android Jelly Bean version and then to update the device to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as a final roll out. When this happens, users will only have to rely on the developers of custom ROMs to carry on with the devices' upgrades and updates. This news came as the Tab 2 turns 1-year-old.
Also, Samsung is allegedly trying and testing the Jelly Bean on their older Tab versions and the NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20. Although no formal word from Samsung have come out yet, the possibility of Jelly Bean 4.2.2 as the final update remains to be seen. Samsung might also update all its dual core devices to the Jelly Bean 4.2.2. For now, let's just wait until more leaks or facts do come out to confirm this plan by Samsung.
Great news for Verizon Galaxy S3 customers, the long-awaited Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III is now rolling out. It's finally here build number I535VRUCML1, complete with the last Jelly Bean release and Galaxy Gear compatibility.
Here's the full Android 4.3 changelog:
- - GALAXY GEAR Support
- - TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- - Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
- - New Samsung Keyboard
- - GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
- - New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- - New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
- - Daydream
- - KNOX included
- - Driving mode
- - Actionable notifications
- - Move-to-SD-card feature
- - New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
- - New Additions in Notification Centre
- - Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface - Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
- - Implementation of Voice controls (Let's you control various parts of the phone using voice commands - Galaxy S4 feature)
- - New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
- - Full screen Samsung apps
- - New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)
Source: Verizon Galaxy S3 Android 4.3