Good news for Samsung Galaxy S III
owners riding AT&T's
wireless waves. An official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
update is now available for your device, beating both Verizon Wireless
and U.S. Cellular
to the punch (in the U.S.), though not T-Mobile
, which has been doling out Jelly Bean for a few weeks.
This is not an over-the-air (OTA) update, at least not yet. According to posts on Reddit
, Jelly Bean is available on Samsung's
Kies software (free download
"I can confirm this. Downloading it right now. For those who have never connected their S III to their PC on Kies via USB, you first need to download it on your PC. Then connect your device when it asks you to. Make sure your battery life is fully charged and it'll say that there's a new firmware upgrade. Click to upgrade to Jelly Bean," Reddit
user "QuestionAxer" posted.
There aren't a whole lot of details since AT&T hasn't posted a Galaxy S III specific changelog or anything of that nature, though all the standard features of Jelly Bean -- like Google Now and improved notifications -- will be there.