The Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update has officially started to roll out to units of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Europe, making Samsung’s flagship run the latest version of Android.
The Korean tech giant has confirmed that Galaxy S3 owners in Poland can download the Jelly Bean update via OTA (over-the-air) update or via Samsung’s Kies software.
Samsung does confirm that Jelly Bean is “gradually being introduced to other markets”, but failed to mention when the update would be rolling out to the UK or anywhere else. However, since the update has landed in Europe, we’re sure it will roll out to S3s in the UK soon.
According to SamMobile, the update brings the Galaxy S3 enhanced battery performance. It also makes the superphone run smoothly, due to Project Butter. Other improvements include a new notifications bar, an enhanced settings menu, and Google Now.
AllAboutSamsung, a German site, reports that the update is also starting to roll out to S3 owners in Macedonia and Croatia.
According to Samsung, the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 will make flagship and other devices in the Galaxy series faster and more responsive. It will also upgrade pop-up-play video camera app, adding a pause function and will now allow you to resize the window.
In due time, the Jelly Bean update will be rolling out to Samsung smartphones such as the Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S Advance, the Galaxy Ace 2, the Galaxy Beam, the Galaxy Ace Plus, and Galaxy Mini 2.
It will also be rolling out to Samsung tablets such as the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, and the Galaxy Note 10.1.
Want to know when the Android Jelly Bean update will be rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the UK? We’ll keep you posted once the update goes live.