It looks like Samsung wants to cover all its smartphones with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as fast as it can. After releasing firmware upgrades for most of the Galaxy S2 models and other mid-range devices, now it’s time for Sprint’s Galaxy Victory LTE to get the JB treatment.
The device has been available at Sprint since September 2012, and even if it’s not such a popular phone, it doesn’t meant that it should be left behind. The carrier is doing all that it can to make the Galaxy Victory appealing to the masses. Currently, Sprint is offering it for only $49.99 with a two-year plan, which is a fair price for a smartphone that features a 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 2,100 mAh battery and 4G LTE support. Plus, since the Galaxy Victory will run Android Jelly Bean from now on, it does look like a bargain.
In fact, the Galaxy Victory has been on sale with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box for two months, but only at Virgin Mobile, which is offering the phone for only $249.99 with no contract.
Anyway, the Sprint model is getting the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update as of today and you should receive the notification at any time. In case you don’t, you can always check for the software update manually by heading to Settings > About Phone > System Update. Bear in mind that before installing the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update on your handset, it’s better if you back up your data just in case something goes wrong. Also, carriers usually roll out the updates in phases, so you better arm yourself with patience.
Of course, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update will come with lots of new features and improvements such as Google Now integration, Project Butter, Swype, enhanced notification system, and others. You’ll see that there is a big difference between Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
Have you received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean yet, or are you still waiting?