Aug 16 AT 4:54 PM Dustin Earley 38 Comments

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S III shown off on video, available for download


Samsung isn’t wasting any time in working to deliver Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its latest flagship devices. Android 4.1 has been “confirmed” by SamMobile to be in testing for both the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy S III has not only been caught on film running Jelly Bean, but files are available to give it a go for yourself.

Thanks to a combination of SamMobile and, Android 4.1.1 and an incremental update for the Galaxy S III are both available now for your flashing pleasure.

Yesterday, SamMobile leaked a test build of Android 4.1.1 for the SGS3 that featured everything you’d expect to see in a Samsung manufactured Jelly Bean update. The new updated includes expanded notifications, quick settings toggles, new live wallpapers and Google Now is fully functional.

Today, an incremental OTA update has also been released. The OTA is meant to be flashed over the original update to Jelly Bean. According to those who have tested this latest build, there’s nothing different between the two builds. Both are based on Android 4.1.1.

As for the Galaxy S II and Note, neither device have been spotted running Android 4.1, but their updates shouldn’t be far behind the SIII.

To get a look at Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S III, check out the video below. You can probably expect most of the same changes to hit the SII and Note as well.

Source: Android Police

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • skugern

    Happy to see that Samsung is getting quicker about their flagship updates.

    • DroidRoca!

      I totally agree with you, even if I’m not using a Samsung device I’m pleased to see manufactures push updates as soon as they can. It really makes Android look good and invite more customers that are scared to make the leap fearing their device will not see an update.

  • OpenIntro

    My Galaxy SII is running Jelly Bean. Has been for the past week! :)

    • Nate B.

      Not to say anything is wrong with that, but now you can run Jelly Bean with the awesome native features that came with the SGS III. Burst shot, all the gesture features, sharing features, the awesome camera features, the screen noticing when your looking at it, etc. Things that make the phone take it away when you put CM10 on it.

      • ZR0ExX

        Well that would be good if he had a phone with those features, he has a SII not SIII. just to clarify.

  • PacoBell

    Wonder how long until there’s an OTA for AT&T’s version (d2att)? Hopefully not too much longer.

  • sere83

    Nice, but touchwiz still looks like crap. Xiaomi Mi-2 FTW


    will Samsung really beat HTC to the punch? That would be welcomed news.

    • thel0nerang3r

      HTC used to be the 1st out of the gate with updates. They have been sliding lately. Samsung used to be worst, and now they have made great strides. Times makes a world of difference.

  • cthonctic

    That looks pretty cool indeed. As an aside though, who films a phone with another phone *in portrait mode*? -_-

    • Ray


  • MoSDeeb

    This phone runs ridiculously smooth CM10 running on it. Still a vanilla android fan.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Well one thing is 100% sure. The Galaxy S3 will see Jellybean before the Verizon Galaxy Nexus you can bank on that.

    • snowbdr89

      You are a dummy

      • Richard Yarrell

        Your just butt hurt you jerk..

        • Snowbdr89

          Butt hurt you jerk aww

        • squiddy20

          For a 50 or so year old “man” to talk like a 6 year old, there’s got to be something screwed up in your pathetic excuse for a brain.
          By the way, it’s “you’re”. If you had any real education at all, you’d know why.

    • squiddy20

      Just like you were 100% sure that the Evo 3D would be released June 4th simply because that was about the same time of the Evo 4G release date? Just like you were 100% sure the Evo 3D would be “Sprint’s flagship device well into 2012″? Just like you were 100% sure that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus would “pimp slap” all other phones for the next year for the 6 months you basically rented the phone? Based on your past history of being wrong, I’ll happily “bank on” you being wrong yet again. Not to mention the fact that you have no source, no proof, and absolutely nothing to back up your pitiful excuses for “truths”.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Mr. Samsung Moment who claims to have stepped up his game on Sprint with the Galaxy Nexus. Please your the biggest JOKE here on androidandme along with your little buddy Mr. snowbdr89. You can sure tell you dip shits are brothers. I laugh at you internet dweebs neither of you guys have any sense what so ever. One is a college flunky and the other is just a barf bag…Now rate that a plus 12 idiots….

        • Sargon

          “internet dweebs?” Really? Are you four? I know you have the mental capability of a four-year-old, but one would think that at least time would’ve taught you something.
          “He had never even touched a computer.” This was you in 2007.
          You did manage to accomplish something, however; you are, by far, the most idiotic, self-contradictory troll in the history of the internet, and I’ve been on the internet in one form or other for 30+ years – even back when 150baud modems ruled and chat rooms were one-on-one or even 2 or 3 people. You managed to come out on top as the most screwed up person in history. Congrats.

        • Steam

          Plus twelve? Allow me to be the first to downvote you. You’re the joke, scat-boy, and everyone is laughing.

        • squiddy20

          Oh? Just like you “claim” to have a SGSIII, but misspell simple words like “asinine” as “assinine”, and other common words/phrases, even though autocorrect is on by default? Even the stock ICS keyboard would’ve caught all your stupid errors and misspellings.
          You claimed to have been “looking into” rooting first your “legendary” Evo 3D, and then your “pimp slapping” Galaxy Nexus, THE easiest phone to root mind you, even after telling me that rooting is for “2plus year old devices”, and yet you never did for either phone. Meanwhile, I had my Sprint Gnex rooted and running a CM9 nightly within 5 hours of buying it. I’ve told you multiple times that I own a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, and yet you still stupidly insisted on calling it a “5year old laptop” all last year, despite the EXTREMELY basic fact that even 2012 minus 2009 does not equal 5. You can’t even do basic math. It’s sad but hilarious that you actually think you could win/get upvoted after mindlessly insulting so many people. Wanna try again Dicky?

    • Sargon

      The only things that are 100% certain are: death, taxes, and the fact (not opinion) that you’re as intelligent as a bag of hammers. I can’t ever recall you being right about anything.

      “I’d put my knowledge and business background against yours anyday of the week.”
      1) You have no knowledge. You’re functionally retarded, you ran to the Bowery Mission rabbit-eyed, terrified, and shitting your pants (which you probably do on a regular basis because of your sick scat/urine fetish)
      2) Business background?! Who, exactly, do you think you’re kidding? You have less business background than you do “knowledge”. Keeping in mind that you were homeless just a few years ago, had absolutely zero idea what to do, and ran to the shelter “Richard couldn’t afford the most basic room at market prices. He was stunned to be suddenly homeless. He didn’t know how to manage street life or the shelter system.” Yeah, you’re one savvy individual, I want you to manage my portfolio. You can’t manage “street life” but you act like you’re a hard-ass. Bitch, please.
      3) You couldn’t even update your Galaxy Nexus, much less root it. A Nexus, Richard. You are too stupid to root even a Nexus. That is beyond pathetic for someone trying to claim they have “knowledge.” Don’t even try and say something ridiculous like “I don’t feel that I should have to root my phone.” You’ll actually manage to make yourself look even more stupid than you already are. You’ve been saying since you had your Evo that you were “looking into” rooting, even though you told Squiddy on Phandroid that rooting is for “2plus year old devices.” No one “looks into” rooting their phone for years. What that meant was that you’re too stupid to root and your broke ass can’t afford to pay someone to do it for you.
      4) You claimed to have had smartphones for 3 years. You also said several times on many forums that the Evo was your first smartphone. The Evo hasn’t been around for 3 years, dipshit, it’s only been a bit over 2 years. You can’t even lie. Just like your “2 laptops” (drawing keyboards on a pizza box doesn’t count, Richard, neither does finding things in the trash, like your TV).

      • Sargon

        That was just stupid, even for you. Pathetic, pathetic indeed. Did you need a dictionary and days to decipher what I wrote? It took me about a minute to type it. I’m not a mentally ill retard such as yourself.

      • Sargon

        Once again, I hit the nail on the head, and you got upset. No actual rebuttal, just a string of preschool nonsense. “Go fuck yourself?” Seriously? You couldn’t even make a lame attempt at a response because what I typed is 100% true, and you call people “poor souls” -smh-

      • snowbdr89

        Umm i do have one stupid

      • squiddy20

        1. If you were even remotely smart enough to look at the timestamps on the comments in question, you’d find that his comment was posted only a little over 12 hours after yours. Not the “days” you so stupidly claim. How are those “useless” insults coming?
        2.”Go get a life or at least purchase one” For the upteenth time Richard, you cannot “buy” a life. Only stupid little you would actually say something so fantastically dumb.
        3. “Go fuck yourself I’m man enough to tell you that….” Ooooo! I’m sooo scared! A short, grubby black guy who makes minimum wage and used to live on the streets of NYC is “man enough” to tell people to “fuck off”. What a chump. You’ve got a fucked up head if you think real men tell people to “fuck off”. Why don’t you try picking the battles you at least *think* you can win? Oh wait, that’ll be none because you’ve lost every argument you’ve ever had, especially when you resort to name calling that only bratty little 6 year olds make.

    • Orion78

      Why do you continue to make comments when you know nothing about Android or how to operate it. Just stop and stfu already.

    • redraider133

      I have jb on my Verizon sgs3. Plus my sgs3 didn’t get an update for the “dumbed down search” like your sgs3 just did:) tmo is pimp slapping this month what’s it gonna be next month straight talk? You change carriers and use the same phrase just with different carriers.


    It just feels like yesterday that we were talking about Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. Actually, wait, it was yesterday that we were talking about Jelly Bean. And now we are hearing that the version of Android to come after that will be named Key Lime Pie.

  • theviper21

    Still thinking of updating my Fire with a Jelly Bean ROM, but I wonder if it wouldn’t be best to just hold off and get a newer device that can keep up with it better.

  • Z.Kew-Denniss

    Really hope my S2 gets the update………

  • AsakuraZero

    so… 1 to 2 months in delay between updates? now we are talking about money, not the 6 months ICS took to get into the market, if the carriers werent a extra delay for the upates… android would be the best OS on the streets.

    now every OEM needs to keep their devices alive for 2 years wort of updates… at least the SII is still getting updates

  • Bobby

    I just got my Galaxy S3 on Verizon last month..Im hearing JB on S3 by the end of the August in Europe/Asia

    I’ve heard Verizon isnt planning to give us JB until December. Is this true?

    • Richard Yarrell

      Try like March or April of 2013

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  • jack

    Why do these sites continue to publish this trash. To tell us that these are things we might get sometime in the future is wothless and aggavating. If you cant give us dates, dont bother.

  • dbuck

    Still can’t find any word on the S2 (i777) update, just that it is coming. Hoping someone comes up with a better, more reliable root for stock users.