U.S. Cellular serves up Android 4.1 this Friday

In a few days, owners of Samsung's Galaxy S3 flagship phone can manually update the Android OS.

Samsung Galaxy S3
If this is your phone, Jelly Bean is nigh. Josh Miller/CNET

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S3 with U.S. Cellular, an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is just around the corner.

Starting Friday, December 21, GS3 owners can begin the update process wirelessly, or manually by plugging in their phone via USB cable and visiting this U.S. Cellular site.

U.S. Cellular is one of the last carriers to offer the Android 4.1 update; a process that's been kicked into high gear as part of the busy holiday season.

Android 4.1 enhances features like the Google search app, the notifications menu, and some camera extras, among others. You can learn much more about the Jelly Bean update in CNET's full Android 4.1 review .

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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