Galaxy S3 gets Android 4.1 on AT&T

Ahead of Verizon and US Cellular

Jelly Bean arrives on AT T s Galaxy S3 handsets

Samsung Galaxy S3 owners with AT&T get a nice surprise today, with an update for Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 now available.

Android improvements

Upgrading to Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 offers Galaxy S3 users improvements to Wi-Fi calling along with keyboard and camera enhancements.

In addition, Jelly Bean offers a myriad of refinements over Ice Cream Sandwich, including improved notifications, more customizable widgets, and faster performance overall.

Jelly Bean still rolling out

In October Sprint was the first carrier to offer Jelly Bean 4.1.1 on the Samsung Galaxy S3, followed by T-Mobile in November. Both carriers offered the update through either the Kies software or as an over-the-air download.

Verizon and US Cellular are now lagging behind, as the competing carriers have yet to announce Jelly Bean availability for their own Galaxy S3 smartphones.