Samsung Galaxy S III to get update
In October, Samsung’s stella smart phone will get an Android Jelly Bean update.
And we can’t blame the Korean technology giant for wanting to update their flagship Android Galaxy S III, especially with competition rife in the industry at the moment. On Wednesday, Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to be released with the internet and technology community abuzz with excitement, predictions and anticipation. Samsung will have to swing some positive attention back their way during the Apple hype, considering their recent lost to Steve Jobs’ company in court recently.
The Jelly Bean update – otherwise known as Android 4.1 – will mean enhanced features and usability for Samsung Galaxy S III users. According to Mashable, “It brings numerous improvements, including smoother user interface, improved accessibility, expandable notifications, improved camera and voice search, among other updates.”
According to CNET, the 4G version of the Galaxy S III will also be released with Jelly Bean as a standard. What does this mean? Well the Android 4.1 is very similar to the current Android 4.0 of the currently device. Among the improvements listed above, in simple terms it means that the device will also feature a Google Now personal assistant. This is a convenient addition, giving users all sorts of detailed information like sports, weather, traffic and places.
Set to be updated in October this year, it will hopefully keep the popularity for the device in full swing. Recently it was announced that over 20 million devices had been sold within 100 days of the S III being released. If the release of the iPhone 5 is going to slow these numbers down, we’ll soon find out.