Verizon Starts Rolling Out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update For Galaxy S3

By Anu Passary | Dec 15, 2012 12:47 PM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Samsung Galaxy S3 owners on Verizon Wireless can rejoice as the U.S. carrier has finally started pushing out the long overdue Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update for the smartphone.

Verizon confirmed that it will roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update from Dec. 14. The over-the-air (OTA) update will be pushed out in phases, which means that most users should have the update in the course of a few days.

Follow us

Users who want to download the update manually will also be able to do so within next week.

 "Samsung Galaxy S® III is the latest Verizon Wireless smartphone to be upgraded to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The software upgrade, which will be pushed to customers in phases starting Dec. 14, also makes the smartphone Global Ready. Customers who would like to manually download the upgrade through the settings menu will be able to within the next week," stated the Verizon blog post.

With the long-awaited update for the Galaxy S3 finally rolling out, Verizon has joined the ranks of U.S. carriers Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T. The only major U.S. carrier left to roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 is U.S. Cellular.

Verizon's Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update brings several new features like Google Now, smoother UI, improved camera app etc. What's more, the Verizon Jelly Bean software update will make the Galaxy S3 ISIS supported, which means that users will be able to take advantage of the mobile payment service in the regions where the platform is live.

"Additionally, the new software will make the Samsung Galaxy S III the next ISIS-ready smartphone. Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City are the first cities to take advantage of ISIS and customers in those areas will be able to turn their phones into mobile wallets to make payments wirelessly at various retailers," noted the Verizon blog.

The update is nearly 400MB in size and could take time to download, so users should ensure that the Galaxy S3's battery is fully charged.

For additional download support for the software upgrade, check here.

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
Motorola invite for Nov. 5 event Droid Turbo global version launching on Nov. 5 as Moto Maxx?
Microsoft Band fitness tracker debuts alongside Microsoft Health service: Here's the deal (VIDEO)
Motorola Nexus 6 goes in and out of stock in no time on Google Play
Meet the new OPPO N3 and R5 smartphones – What you need to know
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon Logo Amazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC Logo HTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google Downtime Google blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Flipboard for Windows Phone Flipboard for Windows Phone finally available, but requires 1GB of RAM (VIDEO)
Vine gets major update, lets you upload previously-shot videos & more (VIDEO)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) finally hits Windows Phone – Available as a free download now
Instagram releases Bolt ephemeral messaging app in select markets to challenge Snapchat
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics