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GALAXY S III received last-minute RAM upgrade, Samsung were preparing for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung were prepared for Jelly Bean, baked last-minute RAM upgrade into GALAXY S III

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm CDT (0 mins, 42 secs time to read)

Google unveiled Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" at their Google I/O conference yesterday, and now news that Samsung had prepared ahead for their flagship GALAXY S III smartphone is floating onto the surface of the Internet.

GALAXY S III received last-minute RAM upgrade, Samsung were preparing for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean | TweakTown.com

The Verge has heard that Samsung baked extra RAM into the S III specifically to make sure that it would be capable of handling Google's latest mobile OS. By making this move, Samsung hoped to "future-proof" the smartphone, and to ensure that it would remain comparably fast and powerful no matter what shifts occurred in the OS landscape.

At the time of design and manufacturing, the final specifications for Android 4.1 weren't set in stone. So, in order to be "100-percent sure" that the GALAXY S III would be capable of handling Google's next-gen OS, Samsung's engineers bumped the S III's internal RAM to 2GB.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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