The Verizon and T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III Android phone have already received OS updates to Android 4.1 “Jellybean,” and now AT&T S III owners can update their phones as well.
AT&T will not make the S III Android 4.1 update available over-the-air; the update requires you to download and install a piece of software called Samsung Kies which performs the update via sync on PCs and Macs. You can download Samsung Kies here, or visit Samsung’s update page to learn more about the new features and the upgrade process.
This leaves just Verizon Wireless S III users waiting to be updated to Jellybean. No word yet on when that update is expected to drop.
Google is now pushing out its Android 4.2 update to Nexus 7 tablets, but it’s slow-going. However, you can likely speed up your receipt of the update on your Nexus 7 by following these simple steps:
1. Navigate to Settings > Apps and select All from the horizontal menu at the top of the screen. Scroll down to Google Services Framework and tap it.
2. Tap Force Stop, and then Clear Data.
3. Go back to Settings, select About Tablet and tap System Updates.
This should trigger the update to install.
Android 4.2 is still called Jelly Bean, just as version 4.1 was. Android 4.2 adds several new features. You can find out more here.
We’ve now received several emails from AT&T customers looking to upgrade to a new Android phone that each ask the same question:
Should I choose the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket or the LG Nitro HD?
And it’s a good question. After all, the two phones are nearly identical in most respects. They are each powered by the same dual-core, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 SoC processors, each have 1GB of DDR2 RAM, each run Android 2.3, each have 4.5-inch touchscreen displays, LTE “4G” support, 8MP cameras, etc., etc…
With all the similarities between the two devices, it’s a very understandable question to ask. Which should I choose?
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Want to up the maximum storage of your Android smartphone from 32GB to 64GB? It may be possible. New microSDXC cards are now available for purchase, and some Android-powered devices are compatible with these new high-capacity memory cards.
Find out more about microSDXC, and learn whether or not your Android smartphone or tablet can use these 64GB cards.
Read: Android microSDXC Memory Card Support Information
Our latest Android Help Center article is all about message notifications. Like ringtones, you can change the notification sound your Android phone makes when you have an incoming message.
But you can also use MP3 audio files as custom notification sounds, and in the article, we show you how to do that, too.
READ: How to Change Android Smartphone Message Notification Sounds