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Samsung Galaxy S3 owners in South Korea will now be able to update their handsets to the latest version of Android, 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, according to a statement released on the official "Samsung Tomorrow" site. The update is now available through Kies for owners of the Korea-specific SHW-M440S variant. In addition to performance enhancements through Google's "project butter" and the new Google Search with Google Now, the S3 Jelly Bean update also introduces many new improvements to TouchWiz. These include a new "easy mode" for the home screen launcher, "blocking mode" to enable you to manage when contacts can get hold of you, and that new "smart rotation" feature from the Galaxy Note 2.

The Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update began rolling out in some European countries a few weeks back, but we've yet to hear anything about U.S. availability besides the occasional leaked build. Hopefully S3 owners in the States won't have too long to wait.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow, via: Engadget


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Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update available in Korea, says Samsung


It is actually a positive thing to have the update delayed like this. It allows the kinks that may make it in to get worked out. The Poland release may have been one of the smaller regions in terms of units sold, so if there was a problem, it wouldn't cause as much of a headache. The South Korean market has a LOT of S3 units sold, so this is a better test. In another week or two, another region will release, and that will be the confirmation that the JB update won't be a fiasco for us.

Now, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have one thing in common, and that is a VERY vocal user base. This is why more QA is needed before a release, because we DO complain LOUDLY when things don't work as expected.

For those here in the US that cannot wait any longer.....

I have been running the 10/7/12 leak, Odexed, on my Sprint SIII and it is working great. Had 1 random reboot but otherwise no other bugs I can find. I do prefer AOSP ROMs but I must say the TouchWiz version of JB is my favorite if I had to pick a flavor of Android other than vanilla.

Oh and if you want to see ROM review and how to install videos for this, refer to