Android 4.1.2 Update For Samsung Galaxy S3 From Verizon Rolled Out
It's official now. The Samsung Galaxy S3 devices from Verizon are now getting the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update.
The new firmware is available for over the air (OTA) update with version VRBMB 1. The new update doesn't have much to offer but updating your device to it will definitely be a good idea.
One of the major improvements with the update your device will see will be the Bluetooth performance. The user interface (UI) of the phone, TouchWiz, will also get a boost with the latest firmware. When it comes to features improvement, you will be able to use the camera of the device while being on a call.
As the update will be available OTA and the file size is little big at 150 MB, try to update your device when you have access to Wi-Fi connectivity to save your data usage.
The update is being seen as a preparation of a major firmware update like 4.2, which is believed to be coming with advanced performance and more exciting features.
Just a day ago, it was reported that Samsung is ready with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean updates for its devices and will shortly be releasing it.
However, according to some reports, Samsung has not listed some countries and carriers in its list for the update.
The Galaxy S 3 comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. The smartphone from Verizon is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, unlike its international counterpart that is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4 CPU.
Apart from the CPU, rest of the hardware of the two versions is same. The Galaxy S 3 sports a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD resolution display, and has 2 GB of RAM.
Last month, there were also reports about the leak of a more advanced firmware getting a leaked release for Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S 3.
The firmware was dubbed as VRBMA2 and was reportedly bringing advance features like multi-window feature to the device.