Samsung categorically denied rumours that an all new 5″ Galaxy S4 device was being released in Feb 2013. Pity!
But they have confirmed that Galaxy S3, which currently runs ICS, will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jellybean in October with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz user interface.
Jellybean will bring a suite of new features to S3 -
1. Voice recognition and context based cards with Google Now with support for Australian accents.
2. Smoother system performance with Project Butter.
3. Better NFC support with Android Beam, though Galaxy S3 already improves upon it with S Beam which uses WiFi Direct in addition to NFC for faster communication and file transfer between devices.
4. Improved Google apps – contacts, calendar, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Play, Movies and more.
Android Jellybean upgrade brings a fantastic improvement in performance and is packed with usability tweaks. We only hope Samsung use a light hand when ‘improving’ it with TouchWiz.