Good news, the long-awaited Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III is now rolling out to Verizon customers. Sure, it comes after peers received the goodies first on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, but that's just the way the wind blows sometimes. Oftentimes, actually. This is Verizon we're talking about. But here it is, build number I535VRUCML1, complete with the last Jelly Bean release and Galaxy Gear compatibility.

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Chances are, anyone who has been waiting patiently for this update to hit their device already knows what to expect by this point. There are the goodies that come with Android 4.3, enhancements for much of Samsung's preinstalled software, KNOX support, and the ability to pair the handset up with a Galaxy Gear. It's exciting stuff.

The OTA is hitting devices now, so expect it to show up at any moment. In the meantime, feel free to hit up Verizon's support PDF below for more details.

Source: Verizon

Thanks, XDA users tylerlawhon and HF4L

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Fed Up

    WTF STILL no Galaxy Note 2?? Man I came from Bionic to Note 2 thinking things would be much better, boy was I wrong, I am done with Verizon after my contract is up.

    • Cubanito1967

      Seeing as they skipped 4.2 on Note 2 you would have thought we would have received 4.3 first. Hell even the S3 on Cricket got it first.

    • Justin

      The 4.3 update for the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 should be dropping soon, there was already a test build that was pushed out that an xda member received awhile back so now that the GS3 got it, it should be soon. Maybe before the end of the weeks up or possibly beginning of next week.

  • TSON1

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    • tyguy829

      hahah never gets old

  • skitchbeatz

    4.3 comes with TRIM support correct?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bryanmounce Bryan

    So excited to get my 5 MB of Verizon Cloud.

  • rcrow490

    Welcome to Verizon's nagging cloud notification that you can't turn off.

  • Anon

    I believe the reason Verizon takes so long to get updates and phones is because when the manufacturer releases it to them, they add a lot of extras. For example when they FINALLY released the Note 2, there were extra programs and a hideous logo on the home button. I also think that sometimes they try to build suspense and usually end up biting themselves in the butt for it! As we speak they are working on the 4.3 update for the Note 2 im sure, plus the Note has a lot more features to integrate in.

  • Geekd4d

    Warning: Do not Update if you plan on rooting.
    The knox efuse is enabled in the bootloader, and folks are already bricking their devices trying to find a workaround.

  • kevin

    so I assume the Galaxy Nexus is not going to get 4.3. Verizon always throws their lemon phones under the bus

    • Justin

      Kevin, Verizon has said they will update the nexus to 4.3, I'd guess it'll push after the Note 2 update to 4.3. Maybe before the end of the year?.