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Samsung Galaxy S III Receiving Jelly Bean On AT&T

Verizon to unlock Galaxy S III bootloader via an OTA

AT&T users rejoice! The Jelly Bean update for AT&T’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III is finally available to download over the air! It’s been a extremely long wait as Jelly Bean has been available to the AT&T Galaxy S III via Samsung’s Kies desktop software since early December, but many don’t want to bother with such a complicated process. It was rather confusing as to why AT&T chose to offer Jelly Bean exclusively via Kies when it came out at the start of December, especially when you consider every other carrier pushed it out via over the air. Regardless, the carrier finally made the choice to make Jelly Bean available via OTA for its users who haven’t updated yet — and that’s more than likely the majority of users since most people either have no idea what Kies is or never heard an official announcement.

As usual, you can only get the update if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, as AT&T — for some inexplicable reason — won’t let you download the update via the mobile data network. Regardless, it’s a much better option than using the dreadful Kies desktop software.

As usual, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brings a whole host of new features, including Google Now and the coveted Project Butter, which adds a plethora of performance improvements to the Android OS.

Have you snagged the update for your Galaxy S III yet? Are you enjoying the buttery goodness that Project Butter offers? Let us know in the comments section below!

source: Android Central