AT&T Now Offering Android 4.1 Update to Samsung Galaxy S III

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Following in the footsteps of Sprint and T-Mobile, AT&T has begun offering an update to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System for the Samsung Galaxy S III.

The update is quite substantial in size, measuring in at 738MB, but it brings a slew of new features along with it. Users who upgrade to Android 4.1.1 will receive Google Now, expandable notifications, Android Beam, and new widget capabilities.

Additionally Samsung has added a few updates of its own, including improvements to the camera, new capabilities for the Pop Up Play picture-in-picutre video window, an Easy Mode for users new to smartphones, Blocking Mode to disable incoming calls and notifications for a set period time, and new keyboard options, including Swype.  

How to Get Android 4.1

The update is currently available for the Samsung Galaxy S III by connecting the device to a PC or Mac via Samsung Kies. Unfortunately, AT&T has yet to release an OTA (over the airway) update, meaning that Samsung Kies is currently the only method available to AT&T consumers looking to update their OS.

Sprint, T-Mobile, and now AT&T have all released versions for this upgrade, leaving only Verizon and U.S. Cellular to make the jump. 

Read more about this device in our review of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

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