Yesterday, T-Mobile started to roll out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for its Samsung Galaxy S3 version. The owners should be happy because they are luckier than the subscribers of AT&T, who are still waiting for the Android Jelly Bean treatment.
The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 is already available and the users are downloading the software as we speak, according to Tmo News and he users of the XDA-Developers forums, who confirmed it. The last time when the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 received a software upgrade was back in November when the device was updated to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
The upgrade is available OTA, and considering that the step from Android 4.1.1 to Android 4.1.2 is not that big, the file is rather small, being 186.72 MB in size. However, it’s better if you find a good Wi-Fi connection in order to download it faster. Also, in case you check for the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update and you don’t it, you can always download and install it through the Samsung Kies desktop application. Another important thing to know is once you install the update your software will reach build number JZO54K.T999UVDMD5.
Apart from the usual Android improvements, you will receive a lot of extra new features that are listed on the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 support page. Among the new functions that will come along with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update we can mention multi-window support, auto-pairing through NFC, improved camera features, Sound Balance, Samsung Gallery, Blocking Mode (a function that is included in the Samsung Galaxy S4, as well), and the Easy Mode (also included in the Galaxy S4 list of features). Also, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update will bring you a feature that is usually present in the Jelly Bean tablet upgrades, namely the Paper Artist application.
Other extra things that need to be mentioned are a new T-Mobile 4G logo and Group Play. Probably the most important improvement brought by the Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is the multi-window support, which lets the users run two application on the same screen simultaneously.
So, let’s hear it from the T-Mobile subscribers who own a Samsung Galaxy S3. Have you installed the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update on your handset yet? Let us know in the comment section below.