U.S. Cellular's Samsung Galaxy S III receives Android 4.1.1 update

U.S. Cellular's Samsung Galaxy S III receives Android 4.1.1 update
The Android 4.1.1 update for U.S. Cellular's Samsung Galaxy S III is now here, and you can wait for it to show up on your device, or you can be aggressive and pull it out of Samsung Kies. The update, to Baseband version R53OUVXALK5, includes some new features for the phone including Google Now. This feature sends you information you can use (traffic reports, weather, sports scores, etc.) when you need it. For example, you can have the traffic on your daily commute into the office sent to you each morning without having to ask for it every day.

The Android 4.1.1 update also offers some new features for your camera including filters like warm vintage, cold vintage, black and white and sepia. Color highlights (blue, green, red/yellow) are available from the main camera screen. While shooting a video,pause and resume allows you to splice together separate shots from an event into one file without having to perform a post-editing task. Low light mode lets you take pictures in low light and dark conditions. Included in Android 4.1.1, Smart app updates allow you to download only the updated portions of apps that you've already installed. And Android 4.1.1 also brings you  a new virtual QWERTY keyboard that has better text-to-speech capabilities, an improved dictionary and intelligent word prediction. The QWERTY will also offer Swype, the swipe to type application.

An update to Pop-up Play allows you to re-size the picture-in-picture window. The Android 4.1.1 update also includes Easy Mode, which was developed to help smartphone newbies set up the device. With this feature, widgets automatically are loaded on your home screen to cover weather, alarms, contacts and more. After installing Android 4.1.1, users will also be able to block and disable incoming calls, notifications, alarms and LED indicators for a preset amount of time.

Whether you plan on waiting for the update to come OTA or you plan on connecting to Kies, you should click on the sourcelink for instructions directly from the carrier.

source: USCellular, AndroidPolice via IntoMobile

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