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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for US Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy S3 coming this Friday

US Cellular has announced that it would be rolling Jelly Bean out to its Samsung Galaxy S3 starting this Friday, December 21st. This would make it the fifth and final upgrade needing to go out to the Samsung Galaxy S3 here in the United States as all major carriers, including Verizon, will have been offering it.

As with all the other upgrades to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, US Cellular’s will bring the obvious enhancements that are Google Now, Project Butter and expanded notifications, as well as some Samsung specific changes including new features for the camera, browser, calendar and more.

An over-the-air process will be taking place, but if you end up having trouble with that then you can also do the upgrade via your PC over USB. This link will have everything you need to take care of that once December 21st hits, but let’s hope this “end of the world” nonsense doesn’t end up spoiling our fun.

More fleshed out details of what’s going to be changing can be had at this link so be sure to give it a nice read or two ahead of time. We’re not yet sure if in-store upgrades will be provided but we will be sure to find out from our friends over at US Cellular.

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy S3 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • BigCiX

    Another device gets 4.1 while my so called “flagship” One X sits with ice cream.

    • ahomad hosin

      and the xperia S has just been confirmed to receive 4.1 update from April onward

  • danwat1234

    My galaxy S3 just updated to 4.1 ,, 334MB download

    • principemitch

      BUT the problem with US Cellular’s version of the Galaxy S3 (AND Galaxy Note II) remains: unlike their CDMA counterparts (Verizon & Sprint), the US Cellular’s versions of the S3 & Note 2 are NOT Global-ready. So despite the 4.1 upgrade, you CANNOT use it in international destinations just inserting that country’s carrier’s SIM card. Just very LAME for US Cellular to have their S3 and Note 2 versions to be just for use in the USA; just LAME!!!

  • principemitch

    The problem with US Cellular’s version of the Galaxy S3 (AND Galaxy Note II) remains: unlike their CDMA counterparts (Verizon & Sprint), the US Cellular’s versions of the S3 & Note 2 are NOT Global-ready. So despite the 4.1 upgrade, you CANNOT use it in international destinations just inserting that country’s carrier’s SIM card. Just very LAME for US Cellular to have their S3 and Note 2 versions to be just for use in the USA; just LAME!!!