Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for its first Android powered camera – the Galaxy Camera. The update does not really bring any new features except for some bug fixes, and slight improvement in performance and stability.
For the unknown, the Galaxy Camera from Samsung packs in a 4.8-inch Super Clear LCD with 720p HD resolution, a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and all the other usual bunch of sensors and connectivity features. The 16MP sensor on the Galaxy Camera is accompanied by a 28-48mm (35mm) optical lens which allows for up 21x optical zoom.
Samsung released the Galaxy Camera with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and its own nature inspired TouchWIZ UI. As of now, Samsung has started rolling out the update only in the United Kingdom. Galaxy Camera owners can update their device either by using Samsung’s KIES software or via OTA.
One S owners are not the only one receiving a Christmas gift from HTC. Motorola also has surprisingly started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX.
The 320MB+ update automatically started rolling out for some DROID RAZR owners since yesterday. The Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX brings with it the usual Jelly Bean goodness including Project Butter for a super-smooth Android experience, enhanced speech-to-text, enhanced notification bar along with an improvement in stability and battery life. Motorola’s own OEM skin is pretty light and does not really interfere much with the stock Holo theme so
Motorola only recently updated DROID RAZR HD, RAZR HD MAXX and RAZR M to Jelly Bean. Even DROID RAZR owners are going to be surprised that the Jelly Bean update has landed so quickly for their handset. With the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update rolling out to RAZR/MAXX owners, the device is now officially two Android OS updates ahead compared to a Nexus handset – the Verizon branded Galaxy Nexus.
Sony Xperia T owners, if any, want a sneak peek for the Jelly Bean update that is coming sometime next year for your device? Sony Viet has managed to get their hands on a video that shows a development Android 4.1.2 firmware from Sony running on the Xperia T.
The Android 4.1.2 update for Xperia T will bring with it quite a lot of new changes including all the features that Google added in Jelly Bean. This includes Project Butter for a buttery-smooth UI experience, expandable notifications in the notification bar, minor UI updates and more. Sony has also added some of its own customizations including a new launcher, enhanced lock screen, a ‘ClearAudio+’ mode for better audio quality, a new Albums app, improved Camera app, improved battery life and other minor software goodies.
Below is the video showing Android 4.1.2 in action on the Xperia T -:
One of the most important under-the-hood changes is that the kernel version gets bumped to v3.4 with the Jelly Bean update. Only the Nexus 4 runs on the latest version of linux kernel for mobile devices.
Sony should start rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia T sometime in January next year. Until then, Xperia T owners need to satisfy their hunger for Jelly Bean with the above YouTube video.
Samsung has just announced a new Galaxy branded smartphone – the Galaxy Grand. The handset comes with a massive 5-inch TFT LCD display with a disappointingly low WVGA resolution. Don’t be fool by the big size of the screen though. The Grand is nothing but a mid-range handset that looks like the Galaxy S3/Note 2.
Internally, the Galaxy Grand is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and packs 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space. Other features of the Galaxy Grand include a microSD card slot, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and a 21oomAh battery, all inside a 9.6mm thin body. At the back of the Grand is an 8MP camera aided by an LED flash, with a 2MP camera in the front.
On the software side, the Grand will come with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s nature inspired TouchWIZ UI on top of it for some extra bells and whistles.
The Galaxy Grand will be available in two version – Dual SIM (I9082) and a single SIM version (I9080). The Dual-SIM variant will be released first followed by the single SIM version. The press release from Samsung does not mention anything about the release date or pricing of the handset.
Samsung has been on a roll lately! The company recently started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 that brought with it tons of new features including Multi-View multitasking, Smart Rotation, a new low-light mode for Camera and more.
Today, the Korean company has also started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy Note II. The update does not bring many new major features, but does bring some minor changes and enhancements that would be appreciated by Note 2 owners.
Below is the list of changes in Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Note 2 via SamMobile -:
Android 4.1.2 – JZO54K
New Additions in Notifcation Toggles
Notification Panel can now be customized
Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
Multi-View Can now be disabled
Browser Is Smoother Then Before
Status Bar has been changed from Grey to Black
Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
New Ink Effect On Lockscreen
New Group Cast Application
The firmware update is only available in Poland as of now, and will be rolled out to other regions by Samsung slowly over the next few weeks. The update is being rolled out only for the international Galaxy Note II (N7100), along with the LTE variant (N7105). Note 2 owners in the United States need to wait until the update is approved by their carriers.
Last week, Samsung listed all the new features that will be coming to the Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.1.2 Premium Suite upgrade. Today, the company has posted the second part of all the new features that the Premium Suite upgrade will bring including a a new low-light mode for the Camera, Paper Buddy and more.
Below is the second list of all the new features that the Premium Suite Upgrade brings to the Galaxy S3 -:
(1) Paper Artist: You can make a picture like a pop artist! Change the moods of your pictures whenever you want!
(2) Camera, Low Light Shot: It’s always tough to take pictures in dark places. So the GALAXY S III with Premium Suite has a Low-Light-Shot function. Get your hands on one and check out the difference!
(3) Camera, Best Face: The problem with group pictures? Somebody always, ALWAYS blinks. Well, Best Face is your solution to that. Best Face takes 5 consecutive pictures and lets you choose the best face for each person among those shots.
New Features & Better Accessibility
(1) Easy Mode: For first-time smartphone users and/or those who are really really, well, lazy. This function helps you set up the most five frequently used widgets on the home screen, so you don’t have to be tired of looking everywhere to find those apps.
(2) Sound Balance: You can adjust the balance of volume one each side of earphones.
(3) Setup Wizard: After turning on your cell phone, you can see the accessibility menu right away on the screen.
(4) Camera Easy Snap: With ‘talk back’ and ‘face detection’ on your settings menu, the GALAXY S III tells you how many faces it can detect on the camera preview.
The Korean company has started rolling out the Premium Suite upgrade only in Poland and other neighboring regions for now, but should start the update on a wider basis sometime soon.
Over the last couple of weeks, an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean based firmware has leaked online for the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3. Today, Galaxy Note owners get their fair share of Jelly Bean/Android 4.1.2 love with the latest leak from SamMobile.
While a Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Note had leaked earlier, it was not in an easy flashable state. The latest leak, however, can be easily flashed on a Galaxy Note using the usual ODIN way.
The XXSLA firmware brings a lot of Note 2 and Galaxy S3 features including Multi-View multitasking, Page Buddy, Smart Rotation, Smart Stay, Google Now, Project Butter, the ability to customize the notification panel, Direct Call, Pop-Up Play and more.
Interested Galaxy Note owners should head over to SamMobile for more information about the leaked firmware and the download link.
Earlier this week, an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean based firmware for the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy S3 leaked online. The leaked firmware brought about a lot of new features to both the handsets including Smart Stay, Multi-View multitasking, new Gallery app for the S3 and a new TouchWIZ version, some gesture features and more to the S2.
Now, joining the list of leaked Android 4.1.2 firmware is the Galaxy Note II. The new test firmware does not bring as much new features as introduced in S3 or S2, but does include some minor new additions including the ability to select the notification toggles, a new Swype-like continuous input and a new animation for the lock screen.
The firmware does not contain any major bugs, indicating that Samsung is in near final stages of development of the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy Note II.
Head over to SamMobile for the download link and other information about the leaked ROM.
Along with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy S3, the first Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy S2 has also leaked online, thanks to an XDA member — izap .
The leaked firmware – I9100XXLSJ – is surprisingly bug-free and stable, which means that Samsung is in the final stages of finalizing the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S2. While Samsung has not included the Multi-view multitasking feature of the Note 2 on the Galaxy S2, there are still a lot of new features and enhancements onboard.
The list of features include the new TouchWIZ Nature UI/UX, Google Now, enhanced notification bar, butter-y smooth performance thanks to Project Butter, new widgets, Direct Call, Smart Stay, Pop-Up Play, two different homescreen modes and more.
Samsung did not really add any new features to the Galaxy S2 when it rolled out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset. However, the company kept adding new features to the Galaxy Note with continuous software updates, thus making S2 owners feel left out. Thankfully, with the Jelly Bean update, Samsung is finally showing some attention to the S2 owners out there.
Head over to this XDA thread for more information about the firmware and the download links.
A new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean based firmware for the Galaxy S3 has leaked online that includes quite a lot of new features. Most importantly, the leaked firmware includes Samsung’s unique multitasking implementation as seen on the Note II, Multi-View.
Other new features in the ROM include Page Buddy, the ability to customize the notification toggles/panel, Smart Rotation, Continuous Input in Keyboard like on Android 4.2 or Swype, Paper Artist App, and the new Gallery app. More information about the firmware, along with the download link can be found here.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the Korean company’s flagship handset for 2012 and has been selling like hot-cakes all over the world. No wonder the software updates for the Galaxy S3 is the top priority.
After Samsung rolled out the Multi-View multitasking to the Galaxy Note II, rumors started floating around the Internet that it will be bringing the same feature to the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S3.