O2 will begin rolling out the latest Jelly Bean version of Android to the Samsung Galaxy S3 today, giving the six-months-old kit a new lease of life ahead of the expected appearance of a slew of new vanilla Android-toting Nexus kits later this month.
Abs from O2’s cadre of social media sages announced that the carrier will be making Android 4.1 available today via Samsung’s Kies proprietary download solution or over the air in a post on the network’s community forums.
He told the throng of S3-owning O2 patrons: "From tomorrow, 19th October '12, you'll be able to upgrade to the much awaited 4.1 Jelly Bean update over Wi-Fi or via Kies."
O2 announcement makes it the second UK network to roll out Jelly Bean to the S3 after Three broke cover to push out the update yesterday.
Earlier today, Samsung announced that owners of the Galaxy S3 on all UK carriers should have Jelly Bean on their phone – or at least the opportunity to download it – “in weeks”.
Features Android 4.1 brings to the S3 include an improved stock keyboard, scope to squeeze more widgets on the handset’s homescreen and the Google Now voice commands-activated personal assistant app.
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