When the Samsung Galaxy S3 arrived it had Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system. Since the release, Android Jelly Bean 4.1 launched with the Nexus 7, and more recently 4.2 Jelly Bean also arrived. While Ice Cream Sandwich had loads of great features, Jelly Bean was a smaller update – but what it brought were refinements and loads of under-the-hood updates that once used become essential. Over the last month all of the US carriers have rolled out Jelly Bean 4.1 for the Galaxy S3 … and as of yesterday US Cellular has the update available as well.
I upgraded using the USB option and have spent some time working with the updated OS. Everything I liked better from the Nexus 7 is present here now and works very well. Also, the overall feel of the phone is more responsive and quicker, which is excellent since the phone was already very fast.
This is an easy upgrade to recommend, and Samsung and US Cellular have made it easy to upgrade your phone. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S3 you definitely want to update your phone!