Samsung Galaxy S3 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Now Available from Telstra

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | February 12, 2013 3:35 PM EST

Owners of Samsung Galaxy S3 from Telstra can now enjoy the Androidv4.1.2 Jelly Bean update and its perks.

Australian network Telstra started rolling out the latest Jelly Bean update for its Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets ahead of US carriers. The company has recently started to update the Galaxy S2 to Jelly Bean in some regions, and now customers of Telstra have reported receiving the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to their Galaxy S3.

This is the latest version of the Android operating system that is currently available for the handset, and has been available for the International version of the smartphone for a while now. The new software brings with it the Premium Suite of new features that includes the popular Samsung Multi Window option that allows two applications to be run at the same time side by side on the display.

According to Ausdroid, the update was originally scheduled to start rolling out back on February 4 but was quickly pulled shortly after it begun to be pushed out. The carrier has now resumed the update.

Samsung Galaxy S3 was named as the best device/smartphone of 2012. The tech giant's best-selling phone of 2012 boasts a big 4.8 inch super AMOLED screen display, a quad-core processor, expandable storage, 4G/LTE connectivity and NFC support, and a 2100 mAh battery.

Last month, rumours are flying that Androidv4.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 will be released on the first quarter of this year.

The 4.2 version of the Android Jelly Bean is the improved upgrade of the OS and is expected to be an incremental update. The latest update will supposedly bring many new features in Android operating system. Some of such known features include improved Google functions, photo sphere, gesture enabled keyboard, Daydream and new settings options.

However, Photo Sphere is the popular feature that will be included in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update. This feature will let a user click a 360 degree Google Street View from the camera.

Currently, only Google Nexus 4 is running the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Google has already pushed Android 4.2 update for Galaxy Nexus as well. 

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