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[OFFICIAL] Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Update Finally Appears!

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Good news folks! According to Engadget, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been seen on the German edition of the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE. We have had our hands on the update in the official forum but the folks over at Engadget were actually using a handset which is on display at the IFA booth of Vodafone with the upgrade on it. This surely means that the upgrade must be just around the corner.

Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean shows up at IFA

As Engadget point out, when using the Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3 alongside one that runs Ice Cream Sandwich it is hard to see any difference to smoothness which is said to come by way of Project Butter. However on saying this, the device did run very fast.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most pre-ordered Android devices of this year, so far, and out of the box it came with Ice Cream Sandwich. The Jelly Bean Android 4.1 update brings not only Project Butter to the handset but also a host of other features. Users running Jelly Bean will find that they have access to better notifications. Now you can drag open more information from the notification bar. When you get a text message or email it will show on the notification bar and you then drag it open to read a preview of the message without having to open the email app.

The update also brings Google Now which provides information based on where you are through a series of cards. This can be used to keep up to date with weather, locations and sports scores for instance.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.