Congratulations Sprint Galaxy S III owners as the carrier announces it is making the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update available for the Samsung device. The update includes a whole bunch of enhancements which include Google Now, Android Beam, LTE system selection improvements, new Notification shade and more. Sprint says the update will begin in stages later today and highlights that you may receive a message indicating no update is available when checking for the update, and to check back later or wait until a notification is sent to the device.
Sprint’s listed install instructions on their website as well as checking for the update by hitting: Apps > Settings > About phone > System Update > Update Samsung Software > Check now.
Samsung Galaxy SIII Software Update – L710VPLJ7
Enhancements/Fixes- LTE system selection improvements - Exchange interaction improvements Upgrade of the Google OS to Jellybean (Android 4.1.1) - Accessibility Focus Feature Braille Support (via BrailleBack app) - Calendar Event Colors supported Email guests with single tap when viewing event details Notifications display more event description Email guests without opening email app Quick response support (“Be there soon”) User creation of customized quick responses Snooze event reminder from notification - Data Usage Users can dismiss data warning usage warning without changing data threshold Disable background data usage on certain Wi-Fi SSIDs by designating them as mobile hotspots - Face Unlock Improved accuracy via calibration of user face in different conditions (hat, glasses) Option to require a blink to verify user is not a photo - Keyboard Dedicated language selector Swype - Messaging & Talk Notifications now display full text of incoming messages Review full MMS from notification - Notifications Notifications from same app are grouped together with first item expanded Pinch notifications to expand or collapse them Image preview in notifications after screenshot capture Share screenshot from notification - Networking Wi-Fi protected setup supported with WPS push button and PIN support New setting allows user to stay on mobile and avoid Wi-Fi networks with poor connections - People High-res photos from Google accounts are backed up and synced Add contacts to home screen from contacts details page Clear frequently contacted list from favorites tab in People app - Phone Notification lets user return call or reply with SMS from missed call VVMs can be played from notification with single press One touch hang up during ongoing call via notification - Settings Accounts displayed in primary settings view Google Privacy settings accessible from Settings - System Long press Power Off to boot device to safe mode Reset App Preferences button added - Text-to-speech Conversational text-to-speech voice in US English - Voice Typing Voice typing without internet connection