Samsung’s Galaxy S update debacle definitely hurt their reputation, but in terms of updates, they have surprised us time and time again recently. The biggest thing they’ve done is decide to update the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note to Jelly Bean, complete with the new TouchWiz and many of the features from the S III or Note II (respectively). That’s pretty big, devoting such resources to port a new UI to the devices and probably keep customers happy for longer without an upgrade.
This time, in a fairly strange move, Samsung and AT&T have decided to update the Galaxy Rugby Pro to Jelly Bean 4.1. It’s a rugged and mid end device, which would generally strand it on the version of Android it shipped with, but it is now being updated with a bunch of new features. Here’s a list:
- Camera enhancements: New live camera and camcorder filters offer a range of camera effects, pause and resume while recording a video
- Pop Up Play update: Easily resize or pause the Pop Up Play picture-in-picture video window.
- Easy mode: A simplified user experience option for first time smartphone users.
- Blocking mode: Disable incoming calls, notifications, alarms, and LED indicators for a designated period of time.
- Improved usability: Multiple keyboard options with the addition of the Swype keyboard.
That’s a pretty nice update for mid end phone buyers! However, keep in mind it will reset custom APNs if you happen to have any and will forget all paired Bluetooth devices. It’s fairly easy stuff to set up again. You should be getting the update over the air soon. If you prefer to get it over Kies, you can too. We won’t judge you here. If you got it, tell is what you find and how you like it!