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Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Jelly Bean update is go on Three

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Jelly Bean update is go on Three

Samsung Galaxy S3 owners on Three can now update their handsets to the latest edition of Android, bringing some welcome new features to the 20m-plus-selling smartphone.

Three confirmed it has made Android 4.1 (AKA Jelly Bean) available via an update on its Twitter feed. This makes it the first UK carrier to bring the newest iteration of the OS to Samsung's flagship kit.

Features Android 4.1 brings to the handset include a revamped notifications bar and the Project Butter series of performance enhancements that ought to make for a much smoother smartphone experience all round. Also new is the option to shrink widgets to fit more apps on a single page and an improved stock keyboard.

Perhaps the pick of the additions, though, is the Google Now digital personal assistant. This blends voice commands with speech to text conversion over 3G.

Google Now’s real USP, however, is the way it harnesses location technology and a card-based intelligent search function to serve up reminders and helpful search results.

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As we're sure you know by now, it’s advisable to back up your data before you update your S3 and ensure you use Wi-Fi to avoid tearing into your 3G allowance.

Three’s step-by-step instructions for installing Jelly Bean are here

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