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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III finally getting Android 4.1.2 update

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III finally getting Android 4.1.2 update
It's about time! Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III owners are getting Jelly Beaned
It's about time! Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III owners are getting Jelly Beaned

It's about time! Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III owners are getting Jelly Beaned

The long awaited update is now here for Verizon customers with the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Android 4.1.2 update includes Project Butter and Google Now. The former keeps everything moving as lag-free as possible. The latter lets you receive information like the traffic conditions for your daily commute, sports scores and stock prices at the times when you need them,

Other changes include an improvement to the predictive text on the virtual QWERTY keyboard, and Big Red's Samsung Galaxy S III users can now take pictures while shooting a video. For those who just need to know the price of a stock at that moment, a manual refresh button has been added to the lock screen stock market ticker. Email syncing and Bluetooth performance have both been improved and VZ Navigator and Amazon have been added to stub applications.

The new version of the build is VRBMB1 and if you are a Verizon customer with the Android flagship model, let us know if you received the update by dropping a comment in the box below.

source: AndroidCentralforum

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posted on 05 Mar 2013, 14:08 4

1. MikeG77 (Posts: 371; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Good for S3 owners you just beat the Nexus to 4.1.2 but bad for Nexus owners but soon the wait will be over and we'll have 4.2.2 : )

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 15:13 2

6. wp8forever (unregistered)


Thats crazy they are so so so later , oh well enjoy it , cuz is the last one you guys are getting .

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 17:10

10. MikeG77 (Posts: 371; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Nope because there is always root and unlocked bootloader : )

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 14:25 2

2. bigredjoec (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Just updated my Nexus 4 to 4.2.2 three days ago on T-Mobile

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 21:37

15. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


s3 4.2.1 rom also leaked

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 14:29 3

3. mrvid (Posts: 75; Member since: 02 Oct 2008)


Downloaded and installed, no issues! Sure would be nice if Verizon would let you know!!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 14:41 1

4. yowanvista (Posts: 306; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


One more reason to avoid those carrier crap bloated devices. i9300/i9305 FTW

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 17:17 1

11. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


sure would be great if our phones were not carrier locked. this should help with the updates

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 14:52

5. imkyle (Posts: 1006; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Big Red you may have the highest ratings per consumer reports, but real time customers are getting annoyed with your delayed updates.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 18:48 1

13. jroc74 (Posts: 4936; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Thats because the majority of the general public doesnt care and might not even know about updates.

If it isnt told to them or pushed by OTA...they would never hit the About Phone section. They probably dont as is.

Perfect examples is the Scroogled and phone unlock petitions. Millions of ppl probably viewed each petition...each only got 100,000+ signatures.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 15:48

7. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Lol I guess Verizon subscribers have to wait even longer. 4.1.2 but no premium suite? That sucks x/

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 16:00

8. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Got it without issues!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 17:01

9. Sprissy (Posts: 90; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Got it...no problems....

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 18:07

12. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


useless update i wish we can get the Premium Suite, that way i can multitask like a boss, but for now the Unity Launcher work great
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.np.omkar.unity

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 20:00

14. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


4.2.2 is available for the S3--all you have to do is root and install!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 23:53

16. wumberpeb (Posts: 437; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Welcome to 2013, Verizon S3 owners!

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 12:04

17. haydenb (Posts: 21; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


Crap my Note 2 was updated to 4.12 sooner than this

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