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
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

Related phones

Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.00h talk time)



1. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 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 : )

6. wp8forever unregistered

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

10. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Nope because there is always root and unlocked bootloader : )

2. bigredjoec

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

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

15. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

s3 4.2.1 rom also leaked

3. mrvid

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 02, 2008

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

4. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

11. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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

5. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

7. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

8. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Got it without issues!

9. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Got problems....

12. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 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

14. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

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

16. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Welcome to 2013, Verizon S3 owners!

17. haydenb

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Crap my Note 2 was updated to 4.12 sooner than this

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