The Samsung Galaxy S3 is due to receive an upgrade to the freshly unveiled 4.1 iteration of Android - aka Jelly Bean - in the final quarter of 2012, an unnamed tipster has claimed.
The informant has told The Verge that Samsung designed the S3 to be “future-proof” and increased the handset’s RAM to 2GB just to be on the safe side, as it wasn’t “100 per cent” sure of the minimum hardware requirements for Jelly Bean.
This not only means the S3 is more than amply equipped with the necessary hardware to run the latest OS refresh, but also that it’s likely to be one of the first non-Google kits to receive Jelly Bean when it begins rolling out sometime in the fourth-quarter – i.e. between October and December.
The reason being, we’re already well into the third quarter. And, given all the lengthy network and manufacturers tests latest Android updates have to go through, the ETA seems fairly reasonable.
Features and improvements it’s set to bring include a Siri-style service called Google Now, enhanced notifications, the ability to transfer photos and videos over Android Beam and numerous UI and performance optimisations as part of Google’s so-called ‘Project Butter’ initiative.
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