Samsung Galaxy S III Running Jelly Bean OS Spotted at IFA

September 3, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sammy’s Galaxy S III is an excellent device, and that’s something everyone agrees. But it still runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which makes it feel like a little old friend for the geeky lot, since the latest iteration of Android is now Jelly Bean.

However, at the IFA now underway in Berlin, we were lucky enough to come across a Galaxy S III running on the brand new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The device, which we came across at IFA 2012, sported a model number GT-19035 and was running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean though it had the same Samsung Touchwiz UI.

The device is darker in shade, however, the settings of the device shows it is running on the latest Android platform version.

However, the initial responses to the performance of the Jelly Bean on Galaxy s III have not been very positive. Many opine that the Jelly Bean performance on Galaxy S III is not up to the mark. The talk in the town is that S III is slower to run the new platform when compared to the Nexus experience of Jelly Bean.

However, there is no official confirmation on when the Jelly Bean update will possibly hit any of the Samsung Galaxy S III devices.

Leaks and the rumor mills suggest that the update may hit the devices this month itself.

The Jelly Bean update is expected to bring number new features like audio chaining or gapless playback and the omniscient, intuitive Google Now.

It also brings in improved voice search and a better camera app. Moreover, Android Beam on Jelly Bean has Bluetooth transfer also. Jelly Bean update will also bring in offline voice dictation and multichannel audio.

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