Verizon Galaxy S3 To Finally Get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

By Prarthito Maity | Dec 14, 2012 01:24 PM EST

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Verizon subscribers are finally in for a bit of luck heading their way. Per reports, Verizon has just published support documents on its Web site revealing the arrival of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Verizon Galaxy S3 variant, signaling its impending release.

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The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 had already started making its way into the U.S. with Sprint being the first carrier to roll it out.  Recently, carrier AT&T also pushed out the update for its variant of the Galaxy S3. With the latest arrival news for AT&T, Verizon users may have felt left out with the update yet to arrive, but now all that is about to change.

Verizon has always had a predisposition to get such kind of documents up a bit early, so it could still be a few days before the users get the first word of the Jelly Bean update hitting any customers’ handsets. However, there is no mistaking that the update is on its way, and unless something goes wrong, users can expect to see distribution underway by the end of the week.

The new update, per a Droid Life report “includes all of the Jelly Bean features you’d expect, like Google Now (even though they label it above as “Plus”), better notifications, smarter widgets, and Project Butter. Beyond Jelly Bean, Verizon also included support for Isis Mobile Wallet (still only available in test markets), turned the phone into a global roaming beast, and fixed a variety of bugs.”

However, rumors have suggested that the update, which appears to be 62MB in size, may be available for everyone on December 14. This is a major development for the Verizon-based Galaxy S3 after it was earlier reported that a leaked update build for the Verizon variant of the device was already making rounds on the web. At the time, the leaked version was carrying a build version VRBLK3 and an “anonymous” tipster told Droid Life that the official version of the update would eventually end up arriving on Dec. 14, 2012.

The documents currently released by Verizon are meant to guide users on the download steps and the software upgradation process. Check it out here.

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