After putting up the accompanying support documentation yesterday, Verizon just announced that the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Galaxy S III will be rolling out within the next week, making it the last of the major carriers to apply it. The update will start pushing to devices tomorrow, December 14th.

The update includes Google Now, expandable notifications, ISIS mobile payment support, an enhanced camera app, and more. You can find the details on the Galaxy S III support page. Oh, and it unlocks the microSIM, so you can use your VZW GS III on any GSM carrier worldwide.


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David Ruddock
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  • Ryan Ball

    So I guess Verizon can blame including Isis for taking so long?

    • ddpacino

      Wouldn't explain their clear history of late updates...

  • yarrellray

    Verizon is pretty comical and useless. They have pissed on everything Samsung. Distroyed the Galaxy Note 2 internally and cosmetically now the Galaxy S3 updates. Verizon does everything correct for Droid line but shits on everything else. Boy am I glad i pissed on Verizon and kicked their asses to the curb. Tmobile shits on Verizon all day long here in the Big Apple.

  • slee823

    Verizon jellybean update, wow so soon?

  • http://samsung-updates.com/ Krzysztof Bryk

    get the I535VRBLK3 update here http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=SCH-I535
    enjoy ! :)

  • Ashish

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this phrase is not entirely accurate..."so you can use your VZW GS III on any GSM carrier worldwide." I'm pretty sure you can only use it internationally not domestically on AT&T or T-Mobile.

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      The US is separate from the rest of the world, obviously ;)

  • AdamLange

    You can get this Jelly bean Build for verizon SGS3 here :) http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=SCH-I535 Enjoy!

  • cyber75sax

    Screw them. I upgraded to CM10 a month and a half ago.

  • Craig Nelson

    Really. Man I don't know why people but Verizon phones and not root them, I've had the Jelly Bean update on my Verizon S3 since like August. I've learned waiting on Verizon to actually push out updates is like waiting on a turtle to walk a quarter mile. thats why I always root my phones I buy on there network. Just update them myself.

    • btod

      I don't know about the others but the reason why I'd rather avoid rooting is because I'd prefer to not void my warranty

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

        That's one thing I never fully understood. If you had a problem, couldn't you just un-root (and, if applicable, flash a stock ROM)?

        • Schmenck

          Yep. I have done this in the past for warranty replacements.

        • btod

          I'm not the most computer savvy person out there. When I've rooted in the past it was with one click methods and when flashing a rom was easy. I looked up ways to unroot and it involved more complicated steps that was too daunting to try.

          I wish there was a one click unroot method for the technologically retarded

  • vineet

    its live

  • Asura Stahl

    FINALLY.. Verizon has given us GSM capability.. only took almost 6 months. Well thanks anyway verizon nice to know that if i had chosen any other cdma phone that wasnt lucky enough to have gsm capabilites i would have been screwed. woot.