It's not Jelly Bean yet. Well, I mean it is. It's the older Jelly Bean. Not the newer Jelly Bean. I'm sure this isn't confusing. However, Verizon is getting ready to roll out an update to the Galaxy S III that will bump the phone from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2. Unfortunately this isn't the 4.2 upgrade most users were likely hoping for. Among the listed improvements are a better keyboard and the ability to take pictures while on a call.


Additionally, the update will bring a few minor tweaks such as adding a refresh button to the lock screen stock ticker (try saying that three times fast), better email syncing and improved Bluetooth performance. Oh and I hope you like bloatware, because now VZ Navigator and Amazon are "stub applications." Woo.

There's no word yet on whether this also included the Premium Suite that brings multi-window support (among other features), but given that the documents don't specifically mention it, we wouldn't suggest getting your hopes up.

Source: Verizon

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  • Dbow32

    I've had a lot of issues with the Swype keyboard. It constantly locks up, so even though it's not 4.2 it will be good. How funny, just trying to enter my email to post this it started messing up. There are some major bugs 27th this keyboard.

    • http://twitter.com/xPARASPOLOx Anthony

      try swiftkey 4. here is a link for a free one month trial. I have the $3.99 paid version and love it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey.phone.trial&feature=nav_other

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

        Another big fan of Swiftkey here. Flow (ie. Swype-like typing) works really well for me, but I tend to go back to regular typing since it's so good.

    • Mark Clark

      I hate the stock Samsung keyboard. I use the actual Swype keyboard (the one you download from Swype directly). It is night and day. However, the stock keyboard is better with voice recognition (Google, which third-party Swype doesn't use).

    • http://www.facebook.com/marcus.blough Marcus Blough

      The keyboard improvements may be to the Samsung keyboard, not Swype. It doesn't specify in the document. Have you tried the Samsung keyboard? It has word-tracing as well.

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

        I got the sense he was talking about the swype-like capabilities of the stock keyboard.

    • jammer

      Try today's CyanogenMod M-build. I've been on 4.2 for over a month now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcus.blough Marcus Blough

    We got a leaked version a couple weeks ago. It did not include multi-window.

  • rogue3

    None of these are things I care about. Give us a worthwhile update already!

  • Sorian

    Wait, what??? Verizon will get this before Sprint?!?!

  • Vineet

    downloading now....