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Sprint First U.S. Carrier to Offer Jelly Bean For Galaxy S III

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Other carriers will offer the update to subscribers in the coming months.

Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to offer its subscribers Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

The update is available as an over-the-air update, with the smartphone now supporting features such as Android Beam, Google Now, as well as enhanced and expanded notifications.

Sprint has advised that the Samsung Galaxy S III itself will automatically download the Jelly Bean update, with users being prompted once it's ready to install.

Jelly Bean introduces different keyboard options including the Swype keyboard, while users will now be able to block incoming calls and alerts for a specific period of time. Additional support for accessories relating to NFC One Touch Pairing for Bluetooth devices and wireless mirroring via AllShare is also included.

Android's latest version also integrates Samsung's TouchWiz interface and enhancements to the handset's camera; users will be able to apply several filters to both still and video shots, accompanied by a low-light mode and the ability to combine separate video clips.

Other U.S. carriers will deliver the Jelly Bean update to Samsung Galaxy S III owners in the coming months.

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    iknowhowtofixit , October 27, 2012 11:04 PM
    I'm confident that Verizon will be the last to offer the Jelly Bean update for the GS3. Guess which carrier I have?.... :-(
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    livebriand , October 28, 2012 12:11 AM
    brettlee478what Albert answered I'm impressed that anybody can make $7471 in four weeks on the computer. did you look at this web link

    Actually, no I didn't. I don't appreciate being scammed (or looking at nyan cats, hehe), and I'm too busy enjoying Jelly Bean on my Nexus. Go spam somewhere else.
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    livebriand , October 28, 2012 12:11 AM
    The question is, how long will the other carriers sit around, adding bloatware to their phones and taking their time, before they release the update?
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    tuffjuff , October 28, 2012 12:56 AM
    Why shouldn't they offer an update FOUR MONTHS after it came out?

    Fragmentation for the win.
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    house70 , October 28, 2012 11:15 AM
    tuffjuffWhy shouldn't they offer an update FOUR MONTHS after it came out?Fragmentation for the win.

    Fragmentation for Windows?
    I guess you could say that, if by fragmentation you understand that my desktop is different from your desktop, I have different applications installed and I might have skipped one or two service packs.
    Still, Windows rules the desktop world, all the programs compatible with my installation are compatible with yours, too, and if you try to use my desktop you'll be surprised how familiar it feels, under all that superficial customization.

    You can buy a Dell PC and deal with the "Dell Support" programs preinstalled, or a HP and deal with their specific programs.
    Or you can buy a PC and customize it to your liking. Don't forget, there are still plenty of people using WinXP, some still using Win2000 and some with Vista. OMG, look at all that "fragmentation".

    Now for the surprise: you can do the same with an Android phone, if you know what you're doing and how to do it. Even so, under all that custom layer, there is still the Android OS you already know how to use. If not, just use it as is, because it is still good. Having all the OPTIONS is what made Android get 68% of the mobile market.
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    halcyon , October 28, 2012 1:28 PM
    Well, I haven't received my update but I just read there's a slight delay. 4.0.4 is working just fine though, I'm not too anxious to lose Flash support anyways.
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