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Verizon may not be the fastest carrier when it comes to sending out over-the-air updates, but it looks like it's finally getting around to pushing a fairly sizable 129.1MB update to its version of the Galaxy S III. The OTA brings many small improvements, as well as a slew of Samsung-specific customizations along for the ride.

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Generally speaking, once Verizon updates its support page, updates tend to start rolling out within a few days (if they haven't already). There's a pretty good chance that we'll see this one hit the airwaves before week's end, so keep an eye on your notification bar, or jump into Settings > About phones > Software update if you're the OCD type.

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  • Brent Murray

    I'll have to check the wife's GS3 when she gets home from work. =)

  • Matt J.

    Any word on whether this runs on 4.2.2?

    • Mr E

      based on xda, it sounds like 4.1.2

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

      Still 4.12

  • Tony Sarju

    It's more likely a 4.1.2 build

  • Christopher Robert

    Any word on the AT&T update

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

    The update out right now, updating the wife's phone right now

  • Ariel Felder

    It's here and it's a 4.1.2 build

  • Arnel, Jr. Zapata

    I'm real happy for you Verizon, but AT&T has the slowest updates of all time. Every dam carrier has released an update, yet my GS3's still stuck on 4.1.1 =(

    • Lisa

      I couldnt agree more!!!! So frustrated!!!

  • Michael Pahl

    4.1.2 - c'mon!

  • Anonymoose

    Anyone seeing simultaneous data/wifi icons?

    • popcicle

      Same

    • Zips

      Yes. It's showing both icons at the same time and they are both seemingly "synced" with respect to when data is downloaded/uploaded as well. Though I don't know if it is actually using both at the same time or if it's just a visual glitch.

    • David Collins

      It appears to be caused by the Caller ID bloatware VZW attached to the update. I found this on the VZW support forum. Go to (from Home page) Settings>Application Manager>All>Caller ID (or name whatever) and disable the Caller ID. Once I did that things returned to normal. Apparently the Caller ID is searching the network constantly, whether you or on a call or not, and whether you are on wifi or not. So it is potentially using data constantly....

      • Zips

        Thanks for the work around. That seems to have done the trick. I should have figured it was caused by the additional bloat they added. I was going to disable that thing anyway but it slipped my mind at the time.

  • wkm001

    I really want lock screen widgets. The app that allows this is terrible.

  • Deemeezee

    Anyone else noticing an issue with the battery draining quicker with this update?

  • joseph

    I wonder if Verizon pulled this update because I've been waiting on it for quite a while now. Any word on the status of the update?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      They did, but now restarted with a new update.