Android Jelly Bean arrives on T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S3

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Google's long-awaited Android Jelly Bean (4.1.1) is currently rolling out to T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S3.

T-Mobile is the second US carrier to deploy Jelly Bean for its Galaxy S3 handset, following Sprint’s roll out of the OS update last month. Remaining carriers, such as Verizon, are expected to introduce Jelly Bean for Samsung's GS3 over the next few months.

There are obviously plenty of leaked versions for those who want Jelly Bean now, and even though 4.1.1 isn't the latest iteration of Jelly Bean, it can be used as a base to install updated core Android 4.2 apps. Yes, the lucky folks who already have the first iteration of Jelly Bean can take advantage of a recent Nexus 4 system dump.

As TG Daily previously reported, the leaked data was picked through by XDA Dev member Droid Hack, who managed to extract all core Android 4.2 apps as well as the latest Google Apps from the Nexus 4 dump, deodex them, and prep them for installation on any device running Jelly Bean 4.1 or later.

According to the folks at XDA Devs, the apps in the package include Camera, Desk Clock, Chrome, Maps, Street View, Gmail, Play Store, Play Music, Google Talk and all other core Google Apps and Android system apps. In addition, all the required libraries are also included in the package for functionality.

Interested? You can find the original thread and updated apps here.