Samsung seems to have started rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III in India, BGR India reader @iReshabh has tipped us. Only last month, Samsung had started updating Galaxy S III smartphones in Europe with Android 4.1. Also Read - Samsung resumes Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S III
The Android 4.1 update includes numerous enhancements to the Android framework such as ‘Project Butter’ that bumps up the system wide frame rate to 60 FPS, an improved Google Search experience with improved Voice search and Google Now, offline Google voice dictation, an improved keyboard, and expandable notifications. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S III running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean spotted in the wild
According to the download package, the update is 290 MB. Also Read - Samsung plans to release a refreshed Galaxy S III, to feature a bigger battery and wireless charging: Report
Overall this means Galaxy S III users will firstly get a smoother UI experience thanks to Project Butter and with the new Google Search capabilities users will now have two applications to choose from for voice based actions as Samsung already does preload S-Voice. That said the Google search capabilities don’t help the user launch applications, so for that one will still end up using S-Voice.
If you are a Galaxy S III user check the software update option in the settings menu to see whether you’ve received the update. Mind you, these are staggered roll-outs and if you haven’t received it, you will get it in the coming days.