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

0. phoneArena 05 Mar 2013, 14:02 posted on

Good news at last for the patient owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III on the Verizon network as they are finally receiving Android 4.1.2 which of course includes Project Butter and Google Now; in addition, there are some other changes being made such as improvement to predicitive text, and a manual refresh button has been added to the the lock screen stock ticker...

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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: 702; 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: 304; 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: 983; 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: 4720; 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: 84; 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: 428; 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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