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Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Rolling out In UK

The South Korea-based company continues the distribution program for Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3. After a couple of days ago, the users in US signaled that they were able to update their Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, now the owners in Great Britain can also download the software package, writes GSM Arena.

Even though for the time being the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 didn’t hit all the European countries, expect it to arrive on your terminal over the past few days.

After you update your Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean you will be able to enjoy the latest goodies brought by the new firmware version, like the highly-appreciated Multi Window from Note 2, customizable toggles in the notifications are and improved battery life.

Among others, the new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 brings an improved camera app, with Best Face, allowing the user to choose the best face for each person from a group of photos taken in Burst Mode.

Another new feature for the camera is the new Low Light mode, that helps the camera sensor take high-quality photos in low light conditions without flash.

After you’ll update your Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean you will also get your hands on the Paper Artist app, imported from Galaxy Note 2. It allows you to draw using your finger, in a similar way it does on the Note 2. The only difference is that the Samsung phablet brings an S-Pen stylus, but do not worry as we tested it it works great.

Besides the new Gallery App (same as in Galaxy Note 2), the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 brings a customizable notifications panel, letting you choose which toggles to appear, while the brightness slider in notification panel can now be disabled.

I remind you that Samsung Galaxy S3 comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, packing a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quad CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera with full HD video recording capabilities and 16/32/64 GB of internal storage expandable using microSD cards.

Even though Samsung didn’t make an official announcement yet, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 might also be available outside UK. Has it hit your smartphone yet? Please let us know.

Meanwhile, here are a couple of videos that explain some of the new features introduced by the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3.

  • drew

    Received the update overnight in France. 🙂

    • John

      The Bahamas still using 4.1.1. man this phone is my baby


    what about India still no update currently using 4.1.1…..:(

    • Atiq

      We got it on the Note 2 not sure if you have the S3


        i have s3….

    • Saurabh Kakra

      It’s out now, check software updates..

    • faysal pathan

      I got update on my s3 in india before a month.

  • rana

    I haven’t received update in UK

    • Me neither.. looks like the UK is the last to go even though SSoooo many article have been written about the UK roll out… *puff*

  • LaMar Stewart

    Help I want the update!!!!!!

  • arrived_in_switzerland

    The update arrived in Switzerland. Yeah.

  • Norway just got it hurray merry c a Happy N year.

  • Update in norway is 126.45mb anybody comment on how large the update are in your contry?

    • Atiq

      India got a 232 mb update on Note 2

  • About 85% are going to get the update today and tonight something whith the time sone.


      how can you say that…..i want this update badly…

  • Mike

    Got my update in Scotland at 0800 today

    • Hello Mike can I ask how large the first update was?

      • Mike

        Hi Leif, Not sure of exact size, but it took 14 min over wifi.


        hey its not came here in INDIA but the size is around 750 mb…….:)

  • LEZZY6

    I got the update, QLD Australia.

  • Atiq

    Yep India got it today in the morining. N7100 4.1.2


      its note2 its not yet come for s3

  • Sweden S3

    Got it today here in Sweden.

  • Papi

    where is the UK update? nice eh…maybe we will get it on the night of the 24th..

  • Adrian

    I got it in México about 1.5 weeks ago

  • Graham

    Received the update yesterday (unlocked S3 uk) This update makes the phone so much better again!! It makes the S3 so far ahead of an iphone its amazing, no wonder Apple are trying everything to stop them.

    • Peter

      S3 Uk on Three…nothing yet..:-(

  • Dave

    No UK update, sad face 🙁

  • IanO

    Ian- Sligo. Ireland. Just got the update over the Vodafone Ireland network. Seems to have addressed the slow phone syndrome. Also much improved on making calls. Like the new features on the camera and the multi view. Will keep an eye on the battery life but overall very positive…….

  • Reece

    When will I get the update? S3 locked to 3UK

  • voarsh

    No update here in london England 🙁

  • just updated 🙂 uk

  • pervesh mody

    India Mumbai I got the S3 4.1.1 update recently, waiting eagerly for the 4.1.2 update.

  • clive

    Woke up to upgrade today…4.1.2 jelly Bean for xmas in the UK. Merry xmas.

  • Mike D.

    Just picked up the 4.1.2 update OTA on S3 unlocked. All looks good.

  • dat1

    Still no f*****g car dock re-enabled. What is the matter with Samsung? Great phone ruined by two consecutive updates that make it useless in a car… won’t even charge. Tossers?

  • mark

    my wifes has updated but mine hasnt yet 🙁

  • shaft1960

    Arrived in Birmingham UK today 28.12.12. 🙂

  • I’m from Brazil and bought mine in UK, today morning it got updated.
    I’ve noticed that music apps are crashing.

  • Betim

    Do not change your softwear 4.1.1 !!
    After i update in 4.1.2 i have problem with battery life. With 4.1.1 i charge battery only once a day . Now with 4.1.2 i can’t use up to 10 hour, and i must charge twice a day. Can somebody help me what can i do to repair, or should i install something to get better !! I propose do not make the new version 4.1.2 because the attitude of your battery will decrease manifestly.If you show that im sayng ,you which now already have 4.1.2 please confirm my status with at least one like.Samsung s3 as soon as possible should solve this problem ..!!!

    • danish

      m aslo facing this problem plzzz samsung solve this problem

      • Partizani007

        I find a problem : you should see which of App have you download before you see the problem in your Galaxy S3 4.1.2.. My problem was in Aplication that i Download which was (Pinger)…

        How to know which of your App is charging your battery faster.. ?>

        1)Go to settings

        2)Go to battery

        3)See which of the app is dIscharging your S3 4.1.2 .

        4)Go to the app and delete it or them…

        Your battery for 50% will be better…

  • mauritian

    Still using 4.1.1. Can someone please tell me when will I get the update? From mauritius

  • ramesh jain

    samsung galaxy s3 using version is 4.1.1 is very slow

  • Lorre

    I just want to correct that The Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8 insh screen and not 4.7
    Anyway have a happy new year.

  • 4.1.2 have google maps supported…….<<>>?

  • ratingman

    Yes, got it yesterday its amazing.

  • Vivian

    how to get the function column from video part 1at 2.13? I’ve my Jelly beans update today. Excited but hope that it’ll be a better version lol. Thks everyone for helping.

  • Angela

    i updated today and now my phone fails to send messages. I rebooted and it worked for a few messages and then started to fail again. Anyone else experiencing that??? -US

  • Samsung push has to be disabled as it kills the battery life after jelly bean update

  • mc

    How about Philippines.? When will it be available? 🙁

  • kazi

    Got the update today at Bangladesh….very few new features but seems good….

  • Karl

    Got my update yesterday, loving the multi-window display. Haven’t noticed any impact on battery life yet, but it’s only been 1 day !!

  • got update here in philippines. 🙂 i love it.

    • how do you got update of 4.1.2 in the Philippines?

    • Leila

      do you face any problems with the battery life or anything?

      • paul

        charging took longer than 4 hrs since i updated mine. .

    • got updated mine too..cool, right? 🙂

    • mick

      Do you encounter any problem about the update? Because my s3 as the latest version i encounter long battery charging. The normal charge is 2 hours now it takes 3 to 4 hours of charging.

      • paul

        exact same thing here bro. .its kind of frustrating to expect that your phone is done charging for 2hrs,but when you check its still about 50%. .

  • rob

    It sucks my phone was better without it……

  • Th? Lê

    Yes people! 4.1.2 hasn’t hit Vietnam until now! Has been great so far except for the multi window! I thought I could multitask all the apps installed but turns out it’s a big fat NO, what’s worse is ppl can go through my messages, my pictures, my facebook, my twitter even though the screen is locked!!!!!! Had to unactivate it right away!

  • Mike Iiyambo

    Namibia just got an update too…”fucking stoked”

  • Taemina

    Just got an update today, in Indonesia. I’ve been waiting for this for a month. Yeah, the battery life drops very fast. I really hate it. But overall, it makes my phone looks great!


    India(unlocked)—-now updating

  • Khamal

    updated here in Trinidad.
    Seems battery is draining really fast….

  • jay806

    I updated and now my phone is acting up I lose all signal on internet saying com.something or other has stopped working anybody else have this problem and how can I fix it email me plz jaygo806@gmail

  • I kill baby seal

    my battery life has improved a lot in s3, however this update has messed up the battery life of s2… so i believe this is an excellent update for Samsung galaxy s3 .. i recommend it

  • San

    Got the update 4.1.2. but now have a problem in charging it takes six hours to charge it
    Plssssss help……?

  • DonM.

    Just got my update last Jan 26. no problems so far. Phils.

    • katie

      really? how about the battery life after the update?

  • Kurt Tan

    Im having a problem with android 4.1.2. I keep having this red box flickering around the screen everytime i move from app to app or checking the internet. Also my phone seems to be slower and hangs at times. Is anybody having this problem too? Does anyone have a solution for it?

    • wyt

      Yes I do have this problem, my phone is getting slower to get to the contact

  • Pervesh Mody

    Hi, resident in Mumbai, India,I have been able to update my SIII with the latest 4.1.2 update and it is superb. worth an update. Samsung rocks!!!!

  • today i receive the Android 4.1.2 update indian version over FOTA

  • Francis Arago

    Did the update.
    Awesome update
    Samsung rules!!

  • mick

    Please do some action about this issue of the update of 4.1.2 for s3 because i also encounter a long time charging of my unit it took 3 to 4 hours of charging.

  • alb9k

    disable google now from google search

  • zen

    Is ripple effect with colour change is available or not

  • chachi11

    I updated my phone but i don’t have half of of the things they showed such as the multi-window thing and the pop art like app. why?

  • ter

    I cant update even when tmobile sent me a new update. . How do I reupdate

  • walty

    Has anyone found that after the update to 4.1.2 that music player randomly pauses, I dont have voice command enabled or motion sensor.

  • João Vale

    In other 4.1.1 jelly bean, I can take a picture when i recording a video, but in this updade I dont know how to take a picture when im recording. The Samsung removed the funcionality?