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Topic # 112817 21-Dec-2012 17:40 Send private message

Had this upgrade run on my phone (and partners) this morning, S3.

Anyone know what's new? The official site lists lost of functionality that I'm not seeing.




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  Reply # 736122 21-Dec-2012 17:46 Send private message

Basically, the interface should have become a lot smoother for one..

Another plus is Google Now - can be activated by swiping up on the home screen button in the middle - sorry, cant seem to put it into words right now. This is one of the biggest features that comes with Jelly Bean.

Panorama photos are now in the Camera app that is out of the box.

And I think there were a lot more behind the scenes additions like making a lot of the apps more efficient etc.

Check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poSFV9_abcw

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  Reply # 736976 24-Dec-2012 19:58 Send private message

Jelly Bean is sweet, should be nice and smooth. Also the Google Now should be accessible by going into the 'Google' app itself (yes the search app), it picks up a lot of useful stuff over time.

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  Reply # 739753 3-Jan-2013 14:29 Send private message

Who knows the best source for seeing what software is being released - and what phones.
Would love to see Jellybean on my note - but I don't want to play the waiting game.

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  Reply # 739754 3-Jan-2013 14:33 Send private message

Shouldnt this be in the Android forum rather than this one?

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  Reply # 739769 3-Jan-2013 15:26 Send private message

thegeekboy: Who knows the best source for seeing what software is being released - and what phones.
Would love to see Jellybean on my note - but I don't want to play the waiting game.


The XDA forum has everything you need but sometimes hard to navigate unless you are used to it and some of the info can be fragmented and confusing. Sammobile.com has the most up to date information so try there.

If you can't wait for JB take the plunge and flash a custom Rom as the Note is well supported on XDA.

Google now is a battery hog and really only gimmicky so once you have had your play with it switch it off under settings.




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  Reply # 739770 3-Jan-2013 15:27 Send private message

Gooseybhai: Shouldnt this be in the Android forum rather than this one?


Given that most of this is/was covered under the S3 owners thread you are right it should be moved.




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  Reply # 739776 3-Jan-2013 15:43 Send private message

does 4.1 on an S2 give panorama out of the box too?

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  Reply # 739778 3-Jan-2013 15:46 Send private message

Enjoying the new JB, but I'm having this issue with my phone requiring a reboot every few days. Hope it's fixed in 4.1.2, a second update of which has just been released for the UK fixing a couple of major bugs apparently.



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  Reply # 739785 3-Jan-2013 15:52 Send private message

jeffnz:
Gooseybhai: Shouldnt this be in the Android forum rather than this one?


Given that most of this is/was covered under the S3 owners thread you are right it should be moved.


Done.




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