Waking up to some big news (and a lot of emails in my inbox) as T-Mobile drops a big software update bombshell on us today with the release of Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III. While a rumor in mid-October had Samsung announce the update for the “coming months,” we guess T-Mobile had other plans and thankfully so. According to T-Mobile’s support page, the over the air update to T999UVLJA update will begin rolling out today, November 14th. Availability through Samsung’s Kies software begins today as well. Installation instructions for manual updates via the desktop are available at the T-Mobile support link below.
If you haven’t received an update notification, you can attempt to push one to your phone by hitting Menu > Settings > About device > Software update and follow the on-screen prompts. Standard Jelly Bean features include Google’s Project Butter for performance enhancements, Google Now and enhanced TouchWiz features.
If my inbox is any indicator, a number of you are already receiving (and downloading) this update so all T-Mobile Galaxy S III owners should be on the lookout starting this morning. T-Mobile’s release of Jelly Bean for the S III makes it the second US carrier to release the Android 4.1.1 update with Sprint launching their update at the tail-end of October. AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, your move.