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Verizon to update Samsung Galaxy S III to Android 4.1 starting on Friday

Verizon to update Samsung Galaxy S III to Android 4.1 starting on Friday
Jelly Bean is coming to Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III

Jelly Bean is coming to Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III

Finally, Verizon customers with the Samsung Galaxy S III have a reason to celebrate. The carrier has announced that starting on Friday, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will start getting pushed out to owners of the phone in phases. The update will turn your Samsung Galaxy S III into a lean, mean, global ready machine and at the same time, it adds ISIS functionality to support mobile payments. That service will start in Salt Lake City, Utah and in Austin, Texas. Once the update is installed, holding the home button down will activate Google Now which sends you timely information when you need it.

The update also brings a new notification panel that displays missed calls and emails and lets you respond to the call or email directly from the screen. Guess what is added to the camera settings. Why, it's the feature of the week-photo filters! Different filters will be available to enhance your pictures such as warm vintage, cold vintage, black and white, sepia, color highlights (blue, green, red/yellow). When you're recording a video, you can now stop in the middle and resume filming so that everything gets recorded in one take.

The update will be coming OTA, but if you can't wait, you can try to update your phone manually by clicking on "Home" > "Applications" > "Settings" > "About Phone" > "System updates". Press "Restart & install". The update is 62MB in size. It will take 5 to 7 minutes to download and 5 to 7 minutes to update.

source: Verizon (1), (2), (3) via AndroidGuys



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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:21 1

1. bubba78 (Posts: 54; Member since: 23 May 2011)


Finally

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:24 2

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The Jelly Bean has COME BACK TO.........The Galaxy S3.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:31 1

3. bubba78 (Posts: 54; Member since: 23 May 2011)


I also hope that they fixed the group messaging issue, that when someone replies to a group message it goes into an individual message instead of the group message It lets you send them fine just not receive them. I have Verizon messages app now and it works OK, I just prefer to use the built in messaging app.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 17:37 1

4. Sprissy (Posts: 94; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Just in time for Christmas....yeah!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:54 1

5. torr310 (Posts: 396; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Hope my phone is GS3...

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 21:38

6. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I will be doing manual update checks all night.. I've never wanted a jellybean so bad in my life.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 05:25

7. tehalley (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


No luck in ALABAMA today, maybe a few more weeks or months!

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:10

12. tehalley (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Finally came this afternoon, now getting used to it! :0)

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 10:23

8. justme (Posts: 43; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Please don't laugh at me too much, but what should I do before downloading this? What kinds of things get deleted and how do I back them up?

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 11:25

9. 714reyesj (Posts: 34; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


62mb? Yeah right mines downloading now and it's 400mb

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 11:30

10. Vince805 (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Mine is also downloading right now. 400mb!!! JELLYBEAN!!!!!

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:18

11. mikeguy1981 (Posts: 67; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Downloaded my 400mb file 2:15 pm today here in connecticut. Yay its like a christmas present. So many new features.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:46

13. infinitiboy92 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Nov 2009)


Finally Downloading my update.. I feel like a big kid!!

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