News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday December 04, 2012.
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Less than 7 percent of Android devices run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T can join that elite company beginning today. Samsung has made the upgrade for the Galaxy S III available via its Kies desktop software. Instructions for how to upgrade the operating system using Kies are available here.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of a few handsets that have Android 4.1 available, and several new software features can be accessed by the phone. The following changes have been added to the Galaxy S III on AT&T:
- Swype, Music Hub, and a new home screen have been added
- The Settings menu, Quick panel UI, and Facebook app integration have been modified
- Google Now advanced search has been added
- Call and message blocking has been added
- Pop-up Play, the "watch a video while texting" feature, can now be resized
- The camera app has been improved
- Dozens of Android 4.1 updates for the camera, rendering speed, data management, and Google Mobile apps features have been added or changed.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.