Android Jelly Bean

Hey, does anyone know what the opposite of a double whammy is? Oh, well, whatever it is, it’s happening as we speak in Australia for users of two of the best Android smartphones of 2012.

According to various reports around the web, both the unbranded Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X down under are getting big scoops of smooth butter courtesy of the much awaited official updates to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The GS3 seems to benefit the most from the Android 4.1.2 upgrade, which not only brings all the traditional JB treats, but also the Premium Suite with multi-window mode and some other Samsung exclusive tweaks. Furthermore, there are a number of critical bugs fixed on the Aussie S3 now, including the sudden death bricking issue that’s been so talked about lately.

Galaxy S3

As for HTC One X’s software bump, we don’t have a lot of details yet about any specific enhancements or bug fixes outside the Jelly Bean scope. We also think the upgrade hitting the unbranded One X will bring the software to Android version 4.1.1 and not 4.1.2, but you should definitely not treat this as a minor makeover.

Samsung has the update available for you via the Kies software, while One X adopters should have gotten Jelly Bean OTA (over-the-air) by now. If for some reason HTC left you out of the first upgrading wave, you should not worry too much, as you’re probably next in line. If patience is not your thing, you can also perform a manual check, but try to be calm above all.

As you probably already know, the GS3s on Vodafone and Telstra got the Android 4.1.1 bump back in November and December, but there’s no word on when they’ll be treated with the 4.1.2 upgrade. HTC’s One X also got Jelly Bean a while ago on Vodafone and Optus, so it was about time the unbranded model got up to date as well.