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



13. infinitiboy92

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 18, 2009

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

11. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

10. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

9. 714reyesj

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

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

8. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 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?

7. tehalley

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

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

12. tehalley

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

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

6. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 914; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

5. torr310

Posts: 1736; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hope my phone is GS3...

4. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Just in time for Christmas....yeah!

1. bubba78

Posts: 57; Member since: May 23, 2011



Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

3. bubba78

Posts: 57; Member since: May 23, 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.

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