AT&T, Samsung upgrade Galaxy Rugby Pro to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean
AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) and Samsung Electronics are upgrading the manufacturer's Galaxy Rugby Pro smartphone to run Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The update is available as an over-the-air download or through Windows and Mac computers via the Samsung Kies content sync and software application.
Galaxy Rugby Pro
Alongside core Android 4.1 features such as the Project Butter UI engine, a revamped homescreen and Google Now, which includes personalized information such as local weather and traffic updates, Samsung's Jelly Bean update integrates customized enhancements including the Swype keyboard, new live camera and camcorder filters, the Pop Up Play picture-in-picture video window and Easy Mode, which offers widget-based access to users' favorite apps as well as a blocking mode that silences incoming calls, alerts and notifications.
The Galaxy Rugby Pro is the latest AT&T/Samsung device to make the leap to Android Jelly Bean, following on the heels of the handset maker's flagship Galaxy S III. Samsung has pledged to update more than a dozen smartphones and tablets to Jelly Bean, including the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Music, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1.
Google unveiled Android Jelly Bean in July 2012. The Android Developers Dashboard reports that as of Jan. 3, 9 percent of devices run Android 4.1, compared to 5.9 percent a month ago.
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