It’s official folks. After a lengthy delay, Jelly Bean update has started rolling out for the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy S III handsets. Several Verizon customers are currently reporting that they’re now downloading the JRO03L.I535VRBLK3 update for their handsets, which also brings a bump up to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean build. The update, according to Verizon, will not be made available via Kies, but is instead available over-the-air (OTA).
The Android 4.1 update includes new features like Google Now, enhanced notifications, quick settings, updated gallery, improved camera, ISIS mobile payment support, updated Google Maps with Voice Typing, improved S Voice app for better voice recognition, smarter widgets, and Project Butter, preloaded Verizon Accessories Application, updated Missed Call Log and more. It’s worth noting that it unlocks the microSIM, which lets the user to use Verizon Galaxy S III on any GSM carrier worldwide and it also fix a set of bugs and LED lights will be a bit dimmer.
So what are you waiting for, Verizon GSIII owners? If you’ve been patiently waiting for an update to Jelly Bean build and haven’t received any notification yet (as pictured in above image), you can try to check for the update manually by hitting up Settings –> System updates –> Software Update –> Check now. This can be also accomplished by going into Settings –> Apps –> All –> Google Services Framework — >Force stop/Clear data. It’s a huge file and you’ll need a proper Wi-Fi connection to download it. Hit the source link for full more information.
The update weighs in 400MB of size and it will apparently roll out in stages, and Verizon has stated that all phones with the latest update should receive the update within the next week. Your GSIII will be faster than ever. Don’t forget to tell us how the update is working for you.
Source: Verizon Wireless