Oct 25th, 2012 publishUpdated   Dec 4th, 2012, 6:57 pm

Sprint has officially announced the rollout of Jelly Bean for their Galaxy S3, making the carrier the first in the US to offer the latest Android version for Samsung’s flagship handset. The update brings the phone to Android 4.1.1 and includes several major changes to the operating system and its TouchWiz interface.

Galaxy S3 owners will now have access to such features as expandable notifications, augmented Android Beam functionality, and Google Now. On top of this, Samsung has enhanced TouchWiz with camera improvements, a new Pop Up Play Mode for picture-in-picture video viewing, and Easy Mode.

The update will begin reaching Galaxy S3 handsets today, but could take a few weeks to reach all users. You can check to see if your handset is eligible by heading to your phone’s settings menu and look under “About phone.”

[via Sprint]