Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date Set for July 6 on AT&T

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
July 2, 2012|4:40 pm

After many delays, AT&T will finally make the Samsung Galaxy S3 available to its customers on July 6, according to a recent announcement by the carrier.

The company had been pushing back the S3 for quite some time, but now the highly anticipated Android device will makes its way over to the carrier that has enjoyed much success with the S3's predecessor, the Galaxy S2.

The only two models that will be available on the carrier are the 16GB white and blue versions, according to AT&T's online store. The carrier will offer the device for $199 on a 2-year contract.

There have not been any announcements made by AT&T regarding the 32GB and exclusive red model.

The carrier had stated last month that it was going to be the only company to release a red version of the Android handset.

And speaking of Android, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will receive the 4.1, JellyBean update in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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The software was unveiled by Google during the company's Google I/O keynote earlier this week, according to

The first devices to receive the software will be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi tablet with an OTA update coming in the middle of July.

JellyBean brings a number of enhancements to the already impressive Android 4.0 that improve touch responsiveness and the overall smoothness of animations and the UI. The frame rate has also been accelerated to 60 frames per second.

Google displayed demos of the redesigned widgets in the software that scale intelligently around other UI elements along with a new Predictive Keyboard that takes voice commands.

Android 4.1 also features redesigned notifications that Google has now made fully customizable, expandable, and collapsible.

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