Sprint Announces Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update For Galaxy S III, Starts Today

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

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