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
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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Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2 Samsung TouchWiz UI

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