One of the best features of Samsung’s line of mobile devices has been the name of the operating systems that they used. The began with the Android Gingerbread operating system. This delicious cookie was used to describe the system that would be replaced by the Ice Cream Sandwich. Android kept the idea of sweet treats going by introducing the Android Jelly Bean operating system. In time that will be replaced by the Lime Pie operating system.
Before people can start feasting on Lime Pie, Samsung has been updating the currently used Jelly Bean operating system. The latest Jelly Bean update is going to add many new features to the way that the mobile devices operate.
Not Available Everywhere
The only problem is that the update is not available in all countries. In Australia, the current Jelly Bean update that is being offered is the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 version. Before you can upgrade to what may be the last Jelly Bean version, the 4.2.2, you will need to get this update.
It has only been a few months since the users in Australia were able to update to Jelly Bean 4.1.1. They did not have to wait long for the next version.
What it Offers
The impact of the update may not be that big. It will offer its users:
- Protection from the dreaded “sudden death” problems that some people have had.
- A fixed kernel exploit that had been present
- Swype keyboard
- Smart Rotation
- Note 2 Gallery application port
While it is good news for some, it is not perfect news. The update has been made available to those who have unlocked devices, it is not available on all of the carriers in Australia. Those who have phones tied to some of the carriers will not be able to get the update.
How to Get It
If the update is available for your Samsung Device, there are several ways for you to download it. The easiest way is through Kies, the application that allows you to access the Samsung Store. You can find the update on Kies and download it to your computer and then to your mobile device. It will install itself on your device.
The update can be downloaded over the air as well. OTA works best with unlocked phones and will allow you to download the update directly to your phone.
Many times companies will update their operating systems because of security issues that have been found. They use patches and other simple tools that make small changed in the operating system.
It is not yet clear when the Jellybean 4.2.2 operating system will become available in Australia. It should not take long as evidenced by the quick release of the latest update to 4.1.2.
This update to the Jellybean operating system is proving to be much more than that. It is not only allowing the users of Samsung devices in Australia to use their phones better, it is also preparing them for the next operating system that Android is going to launch. The Jellybean is a great prelude to Lime Pie.