Sprint rolls out Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 to Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE


Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Victory 4G LTE is the latest Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) smartphone upgraded to Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 4.1.2 mobile operating system, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The automatic download began rolling out to consumers this morning.

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE

In addition to signature Android 4.1 features like the Project Butter UI engine, a revamped homescreen and Google Now, which includes personalized information such as local weather and traffic, the Sprint upgrade adds new capabilities including Swype mobile text input technology, conversational text-to-speech voice and offline voice typing. Notifications now display full text and photo messages, and users may also pinch notifications to expand or collapse them; in addition, notifications from the same application are now grouped together, and the first item is automatically expanded.

Galaxy Victory 4G LTE owners may also access an expanded Google Maps app bolstered by Zagat merchant reviews and ratings and indoor walking maps and manage/create Google+ Events directly from their device.

According to Google's Android Developers dashboard, Android Jelly Bean 4.1.x currently powers 23 percent of all devices worldwide, up from 14.9 percent a month ago. The spike follows Google revising its approach to measuring Android operating system version adoption, collecting data from each Android device that visits the Google Play digital storefront instead of tracking devices that check in on the company's servers.

For more:
- read this Sprint Community blog post

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