By Anu Passary | Dec 05, 2012 09:16 AM EST
Canadian users of the Galaxy S3 will welcome the news that as promised, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean software update for users. Per reports, users can now update their Galaxy S3 smart phone from Android 4.0 ICS to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via KIES or over-the-air.
Reports indicate that Canadian carriers like Rogers, TELUS, Bell, and SaskTel all received notifications that the update has landed on their device a day earlier on Dec. 2 and was ready to be downloaded.
Earlier on Nov. 27, Samsung Canada took to its Twitter account to announce that the over-the-air (OTA) software update would start rolling out from Monday, Dec. 3.
"Jelly Bean starts rolling out to GALAXY S III owners over-the-air Monday. Stay tuned for more Jelly Bean announcements soon!" tweeted Samsung Mobile Canada.
The new firmware is 300MB in size and will bring with it a host of new features. Additionally, Samsung will update the PDA version to I747MVLDLK4.
With the Android 4.1.1 software upgrade in place, Galaxy S3 users will be able to experience new features like Google Now, a new notifications bar, smoother performance, sizable Pop-up play screen, and more.
With the Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update rolling out in Canada as well, users on U.S. carriers Verizon and AT&T would be wondering when the software upgrade would grace their devices. Sprint was the first carrier in the U.S. to roll out the update in October, followed by T-Mobile in November.
Even though a leaked ROM for the Verizon version of the Galaxy S3 surfaced online, the carrier is yet to push out the update
To check if your device has received the update, go to the About Phone section in the Settings menu and check for available updates. The update may take several minutes to download owing to the large size.