Verizon Galaxy SIII to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update Dec. 14

Posted by: Brett

Verizon has announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy SIII will be rolling out in phases beginning tomorrow, December 14th. The update includes everything you’d expect from Jelly Bean including Google Now, performance enhancements, improved notifications, live camera filters, Blocking Mode, and more. Additionally, the update make the Verizon Galaxy SIII ISIS-ready so you can make payments with ISIS using NFC.

You’ll be able to manually download the update within the next week or so and the OTA will roll out in phases.

Source: Verizon, 2

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Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean rolling out to Sprint Galaxy SIII

Posted by: Brett

Sprint today started rolling out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to the Galaxy SIII, becoming the first carrier to do so in the US. The update offers a plethora of new features like Google Now, performance enhancements, camera improvements, expandable notifications, Blocking Mode, Android Beam updates, and more. Samsung recently announced the update would be released “in the coming months”, so kudos to Sprint for getting it out quickly. The update will be pushed out gradually over over a period of a few weeks via OTA.

Source: Sprint

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HTC announces One X+ with 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, Sense 4+

Posted by: Brett

HTC announced the HTC One X+ today, improving on the original One X announced just this February. The One X+ features a beastly 1.7 GHz quad-core processor by NVIDIA, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, Beats Audio, and Android 4.1 with Sense 4+. The design has remained essentially unchanged from it’s predecessor featuring the same polycarbonate shell as before. The device also has 64GB of internal storage out of the box and a larger 2,100 mAh battery.

Sense 4+  includes Google Now, Camera upgrades such as a self-portrait mode, Sightseeing Mode, HTC Get Started, and more. The overall look and feel does not appear to have changed, although you can likely expect performance improvements thanks to Project Butter. HTC says Sense 4+ is expected to roll out to the original One X (which includes the One XL) and the One S starting in October.

Various international launches are expected to begin in October with a US version coming soon with LTE.

Source: HTC (PR Newswire)

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus receiving Android 4.1.1 update

 

Posted by: Brett

Android 4.1.1 has started rolling out to Verizon Galaxy Nexus users today, after being available on Sprint devices for over a week and GSM users for over two months. The build number is JRO03O and users can manually check for an update my going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.

Android 4.1 brings a bunch of goodies such as Google Now, “Project Butter”, improved notifications, and more. Check out my full overview of Jelly bean here.

Source: Verizon

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Galaxy Note II coming to “all 5 major US carriers” this fall

Posted by: Brett

Samsung has announced that they plan to release the Galaxy Note 2 on all five major US carriers by mid-November of this year. The Galaxy Note 2 was unveiled at IFA 2012 in late August and Samsung says the US versions will indeed use a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor as well as 2GB of RAM making this device a powerhouse with it’s 5.5 inch display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Source: Samsung

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Sprint confirms Android 4.1 update for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G

Posted by: Brett

The GSM Galaxy Nexus and various GSM Nexus S devices have been enjoying Android 4.1 Jelly bean for a couple months now yet Sprint and Verizon have stayed mum on the upgrade for their models. While Verizon has yet to say a word regarding it, Sprint confirmed via their support page for the Galaxy Nexus and the community forums for the Nexus S 4G that both would be getting the Android 4.1 update beginning today.

Android 4.1 includes a bevy of welcomed additions such as Google Now, Project Butter, and more. You can check out my review of the update here.

Source: Sprint, 2

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Official Android 4.1.1 ROM leaks for international Galaxy SIII

Posted by: Brett

It didn’t take long after a video was posted to Youtube yesterday showing it off, but an official test build of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean for the international Galaxy SIII has been leaked by SamMobile and is available for download.

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