By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 25, 2013 09:14 AM EST
Users of Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE subscribed to Sprint are set for some mighty good news.
Per reports, the Sprint-based Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE is now receiving the highly anticipated Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update.
This is an interesting bit of information for anyone having a Sprint Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, and craving the Jelly Bean refresh, since the budget smartphone launched with Android 4.0 back in September. While Samsung hasn't seen fit to update the device to the latest Android release, users can still get some brand new features via the 4.1 update.
While that update is also highly unlikely to arrive on the device for quite some time, Samsung Updates has posted what appears to be the official 4.1.1 over the air update, and it's downloadable right now. The L399VPALJ9 package weighs in at a massive 370MB.
“We haven't heard from Sprint or Samsung on this, so keep in mind that flashing this software to your Victory 4G isn't exactly sanctioned. It's entirely possible that they could add a few last-minute patches and leave you without an upgrade path. For those who want to play it safe, it might be best to wait a few days or weeks for the software to come to you,” Android Police writes.
There's no indication as to whether this is what the software will look like when it officially hits, but this is what the users are getting at the moment. Sprint and Samsung are yet to publish any support documents confirming the update.
The Sprint-based Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE launched back in September of last year, and a number of potential customers and users were disappointed when they saw just Ice Cream Sandwich on board. However, all that will now change with the new update, although not official, making rounds on the web.
“Price is often a barrier for customers who are ready to transition from a feature phone to a smartphone; Samsung Galaxy Victory brings Sprint 4G LTE to the mass market with the high-end features and capabilities of a premium Android smartphone,” said David Owens, vice president – Product Development, Sprint, during the announcement of the device. “Priced under $100 and paired with Truly Unlimited data from Sprint, our customers will appreciate the functionality of this device without worrying about costly monthly rate plans or surprises on their wireless bill.”
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