Canadian Galaxy S3 units now receiving Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

Our friends up north may have been stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich for quite a while, but Samsung’s finally granting them entry into the modern day as folks in Canada are now starting to receive Android 4.1.1. Specifically, those on Rogers, Bell, Telus and Sasktel will all soon be able to download the juicy firmware upgrade and gain access to all the great features that Android 4.1.1 brings.

While most or all of these carriers might opt to employ a staggered process for this particular roll-out Samsung has also made the upgrade available on-demand via Samsung’s Kies software for desktops. If you can’t seem to find it available for download via your phone’s settings menu then you’re always welcome to go that route.

Aside from the usual Google Now, expanded notifications and all the other standard Android features you can expect the following Samsung-specific changes:

- Better performance (Project Butter)
- Reorganized settings menu
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notifications bar
- Sizable Pop-up play screen

Let us know if you’re able to get to your new candy right away, and be sure to let us know how things are once you’ve had some time to play around with it. Now… go!

[via SamMobile]

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  • phinn

    Heard 4.2.1 is out.

  • blest

    Thank god big red decided to hold our updates hostage. They’re just protecting us from the evil update. Only bloat can save us.

    • http://twitter.com/inguatu ingua2

      rather that than Canadian.

  • Ronny

    when will metro pcs sgs3 get jelly bean?

  • Kneedragger3

    Jelly bean is now available for at&t S3 via Kies! Go get it!

  • Craig Snow

    I installed the Android 4.1.1 update from Rogers earlier this week. Coincidentally now all SMS text messages are also showing up as an email. I can’t find where to turn this off or how it got turned on.