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- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
Verizon finally outed the Android 4.1/Jelly Bean update for their version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The update will begin rolling out December 14th, which in case you haven't been paying attention to the calendar is tomorrow! It includes a host of the usual bells and whistles as well as a few extra goodies. Here's a quote from the Verizon press statement with full details,
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.
Jelly Bean includes enhancements and new features like Google Now, which can be accessed by holding down on the home button, and a new notification panel that displays missed calls and emails, allowing customers return the call or email right from the notification.
Customers will also notice enhanced camera capabilities. The camera now includes, new live camera filters to add an artistic flair to their pictures. Users can choose filters such as warm vintage, cold vintage, black and white, sepia, color highlights (blue, green, red/yellow). Another new camera feature allows users to pause and resume while recording video so they can record it all in one take.
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.
For more information on the Jelly Bean upgrade, visit the Samsung Galaxy S III support page.
As usual, the update will likely roll out in batches, so if you don't see yours right away have patience as it might take a few days to come to everyone. VZW SGS3 users can commence their happy dance now... dancedroid