Samsung Galaxy S III to Get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Flavoring

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While Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, currently runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), it seems the handset will be getting a tasty update soon to Google’s latest version of its Android operating system, codenamed “Jelly Bean”.

Android 4.1 Jelly BeanAccording to an unconfirmed report, Samsung is said to be testing Android 4.1 on the third generation Galaxy S, with a rollout that could hit as early as August or September. As Google announced Android 4.1 right after Samsung debuted the Galaxy S III, the handset currently does not run the most recent version — a problem for Samsung’s flagship phone.

More Upgrades from Sammy

With Samsung recently reporting that 10 million Galaxy S III’s were sold in less then two months, the popular smartphone is not the only device in the Galaxy family to get a flavoring of Jelly Bean, as Samsung is said to be testing the handset’s predecessor. If tests are successful on the Galaxy S II, users could also see an update around August or September as well.

Both handsets will join the ranks of their brethren, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which has already had a taste of Google’s latest OS. With a smoother user interface, Android 4.1 will make it easier for users to add application icons and widgets to homescreens, while they will also experience a much more interactive notification system. Additionally, Google is adding Swype-like features to Jelly Bean, which will allow users to enter text on the on-screen keyboard without lifting up their fingers.

While Sammy has still yet to make a public statement of the Android 4.1 updates, there have been whispers that the manufacturer will update its high-end devices more and more.

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