If you are one of the millions of Samsung Galaxy S3 owners, the chances are you have been waiting for an update to its Android software for a number of weeks now. If you live in the UK, the good news is that the update has started to roll out as of this week.
At the beginning of this week, Three took to Twitter to announce that its customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be able to update their Android Ice Cream Sandwich software to the latest Jellybean version. This makes Three the first network in the UK to make the update available for their customers, but we can expect other UK networks to follow very soon. Galaxy S3 owners in Poland and Sweden have already had the update available for a little while, so we can expect the rest of Europe to follow suit in the near future.
When we saw the Android operating system go from its Gingerbread version to Ice Cream Sandwich, it was the biggest overhaul to the platform to date. The level of change that we see between Ice Cream Sandwich and Jellybean will not be as significant, but users will still notice a few aesthetic changes. However, the majority of changes that the update brings will largely be performance enhancements. Users are likely to notice that the interface is much faster and smoother as a result of ‘project butter’. The aesthetic changes include updates to the onscreen Qwerty keyboard and notifications menus, along with the ability to resize widgets and the screen of the handset’s Pop-Up Play feature. The update will also bring the Google Now feature to the phone. This is a voice activated personal assistant which works in a similar fashion to S-Voice, but works on factors such as your current location to provide real time information and ensures it is available before you have even asked for it by constantly updating behind the scenes. The latest Samsung Galaxy S3 News can be found on our website.
Samsung Galaxy S3 owners who have a pay monthly contract, pay as you go for SIM free phone with Three can update to Android Jellybean now. If you choose to do this, we highly recommend that you do so via a Wi-Fi connection rather than 3G, so you do not use up your data allowance.