Galaxy S3 gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

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Galaxy S III owners, who have been waiting a few months for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update, here is good news for you. Samsung started delivering the Android 4.1 update to its flagship device. Poland is the first country to get the update, which brings Google Now, Project Butter, and other jelly bean enhancements.

The update (I9300XXDLIB)is initially only available via KIES, but is already on the OTA servers and the update size is around 282.5 MB.The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will bring a number of improvements to the Galaxy S3, which include better performance, Project Butter, a reorganised settings menu, two home screen modes, updated notifications bar, Google Now and a resizable Pop-up play screen.

The update will also bring a few Samsung-specific enhancements, including improved ‘Pop up play’ functionality, a new ‘Easy Mode’ that offers easy-to-use widgets for favorites and recently-used applications, and a ‘blocking mode’ that sounds remarkably similar to Apple’s ‘Do Not Disturb’ function.

The build name or base fimware of poland Android 4.1 update is I9300XXDLIB (4.1.1) and released on 24 Sept 2012.Interested user who are willing install the upadte, can download it from here I9300XXDLIB Download (Thanks To SamMobile!)

Base Firmware: I9300XXDLIB (4.1.1)
Region Europe
Country: Poland
Carrier: Unbranded
Build Date: 21 September 2012
Modem: XXDLIB
CSC: OXFDLI1
Change List: 204919

Changelog:

  • Project Butter UI enhancements
  • Reorganized settings menu
  • 2 Homescreen modes
  • Notifications bar improvements
  • Google Now
  • Resizable Pop-up play screen
  • and a lot more

There is no word when the Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 update for other countries will be available, however Samsung said that Jelly Bean will “gradually” be introduced to other markets soon; how quickly you get it will “vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements.”

Also Samsung revealed details of  devices that will be upgraded to Jelly Bean,Android 4.1.1 update  will be released for ten SamsubgAndroid smartphones including Galaxy S III

The list of Samsung phones getting Jelly Bean:

  • Samsung Galaxy S II/ Samsung Galaxy S II LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy S Advance
  • Samsung Galaxy Chat
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Beam
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Mini 2
  • Samsung Galaxy S Duos

The company has also announced that four of its tablets will be lucky to get Jelly Bean, which include Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1.