Samsung Mobile USA has just announced its plans to release the Android 4.1 update for Galaxy S III smartphones in the country. The Jelly Bean update will be available in the coming months, but the company did not give an exact timeline. Samsung has already started the Jelly Bean update rollout for Galaxy S III in some countries.
According to Samsung, The update will be made available both over the air and as a download via Kies. It also revealed that the specific timing and update method will be announced by each carrier partner, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular.
The Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S III includes a host of new and enhanced TouchWiz features. Here is a look at some of these features.
Camera Enhancements: New live camera and camcorder filters like Warm vintage, cold vintage, black and white, sepia, color highlights (blue, green, red/yellow), and many more.
Pause and resume while recording video allows users to string together multiple captured video clips.
Low light photo mode offers an optimized mode for low light and indoor photos.
Pop Up Play Update: Users can now easily resize or pause the Pop Up Play picture-in-picture video window.
Easy Mode: Easy Mode is a simplified user experience option for first-time smartphone owners, providing large home screen widgets that focus on the device essentials. The Easy widgets include both 4×2 and 4×4 arrangements of favorite contacts, favorite apps, favorite settings, clock and alarm.
Blocking Mode: Galaxy S III owners can disable incoming calls, notifications, alarms and LED indicators for a designated period of time.
Improved Usability: Users now have multiple keyboard options with the addition of the Swype keyboard.
Apart from all this the usual Jelly Bean features will also be there, here is quick look:
Google Now: Google Now gives users the right information at the right time, like how much traffic to expect before leaving work, when the next train is scheduled to arrive at the subway station or the score of a favorite team’s current game – conveniently delivered as notifications
Rich Notifications: Notifications can now expand and shrink with a pinch to show the right amount of information a user needs.
Automatic Widget Adjustment: Customizing the home screen is easier than ever before. Users can simply place a new icon or widget on the screen, and existing icons will move out of the way to make space. When widgets are too big, they automatically resize to fit on the screen.