Back in September, Samsung announced a new ruggedized mid-ranger for AT&T: the Galaxy Rugby Pro. Now, that phone you probably don't remember is getting Jelly Bean. It's pretty weird.

The update, which bumps this rough-and-tumble handset up to Android 4.1, brings many good things for the device, like Google Now and Project Butter, but it also includes some other enhancements and fixes:

  • Camera enhancements: New live camera and camcorder filters offer a range of camera effects, pause and resume while recording a video
  • Pop Up Play update: Easily resize or pause the Pop Up Play picture-in-picture video window.
  • Easy mode: A simplified user experience option for first time smartphone users.
  • Blocking mode: Disable incoming calls, notifications, alarms, and LED indicators for a designated period of time.
  • Improved usability: Multiple keyboard options with the addition of the Swype keyboard.

What to expect after the update

  • Bluetooth: Paired Bluetooth devices will be removed.  Please pair your device after the update by clicking here.
  • Acces Point Name (APN) reconfiguration: User created or custom APN's will be erased, and has to be reconfigured after the update.  For more information on custom APN's, please contact your internal IT department.

The update should be rolling out OTA right now, but it's also available via Kies if you prefer that.

For more info on this update, installation instructions, and a more in-depth look at what it brings, check out Samsung's and AT&T's Rugby Pro update pages.

[via Phandroid]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Guest

    That's nice. Where the heck is the update for my one X?

  • Kcls

    A friend of mine actually has this phone, I'll have to tell her to update it tomorrow.

  • Magnus100

    And no update for my SGSIII b yet!!!

  • digi_owl

    I can never figure out why rugged phones seems to show up more in USA than elsewhere...

    • http://twitter.com/shamus_carter james kendall

      in short a lot of people in the US are rough on their phones and need phone built to take a beating and keep on ticking.

      • digi_owl

        Heh, since i made that comment Samsung has unveiled a updated Xcover smartphone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/azim.asri Azim Asri

    Samsung Galaxy W please . . pretty please .

  • http://www.mantrais.com/ SteveM

    This is one of the great Galaxy phone from Samsung for hard core users who drops their phone several times a day.

  • Hakumba Tatungar

    I have the Xcover (predecessor of this phone, the rugby is not available outside the US), and I'm still stuck at Gingerbread. :(

  • http://twitter.com/shamus_carter james kendall

    I love this phone it's rugged and powerful. as the saying goes it takes a licking and keeps on kicking.