When the Samsung Galaxy Express was launched last year, it came running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Today, we have good new for its owners as US carrier AT&T has just announced that the device will receive a software update bringing it to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The carrier made its plans public earlier today on its official website, according to which the users of the Samsung Galaxy Express will be receiving the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update starting today. The users will receive a notification saying that the firmware update is ready to be downloaded and installed on their smartphones.
Of course, the update will come with all the new features included in the standard Jelly Bean such as the Project Butter performance improvements, Google Now and enhanced notification system. Apart from the standard functions, this Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will also provide a new feature called Easy Mode, which AT&T claims that includes big widgets thanks to which the most accessed applications will be easier to find. This feature can be very useful especially for the inexperienced Android users.
Also, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy Express will come with a new Blocking Mode that will allow the users to block incoming calls and notifications for a period of time set by the owner, but it can also disable the data usage calculator.
In case you own a Galaxy Express, you should receive the update notification at any time. But if you don’t have patience, you can check for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update manually by heading to Menu > Settings > About Device > Software Updates > Check for Updates. Keep in mind that you have to find a good Wi-Fi connection to be able to download the software.
It’s a good thing that even not so popular devices get their updates, even though they get it later than the high-end smartphones. The Galaxy Express is a good example.
Have you received the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update yet?