Samsung Galaxy S3

It was just a matter of time before we got something official out of Verizon indicating that its Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) would be receiving a Jelly Bean update. Verizon has just published support documentation regarding that very update, and it says that Jelly Bean is on its way to a handset near you. The update is apparently just 62MB, and will be coming OTA (Over The Air) instead of via Kies -- exactly as it should.

Along with all of the usual Android 4.1 goodies -- like Google Now and expandable notifications -- Verizon indicates that this update brings Isis Mobile Wallet and also unlocks global roaming on the device. There are a whole host of bugfixes included as well, from Email sync to the Wifi connection. Take a look at the source links for Verizon's support docs, and then hit the forums to see what other members are saying about the OTA.

Update: And ... Verizon has reverted the support, say the folks in our forums. Messin' with our emotions!!!

Source: Verizon Support; (2); via Verizon Galaxy S3 Forums


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Verizon releases Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean support docs, update on the way


Finally getting Isis, but it only supports a few credit cards. I'll stick with my Sprint GSIII that had Google Wallet right out of the gate.

Within a week or two, what happened when this happened with the JB for the GNex

Get ready for your one and only JB update to the GS3. Verizon is all ready 3 updates behind for the JB on the GNex. If GS3 owners are Lucky, you all will hopefully get the 4.2 update and won't be stuck behind with us on the 4.1.1

as someone who has been running AOKP on their VZW s3, will be possible for AOSP-based devs to implement the global roaming functionality built into this update? im hoping the radio update can be applied without having to resort to touchwiz.

I think it's very revealing that the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD got the JB update before the S3.

No, they're releasing updates as they are made available. TouchWiz delays updates. Blur is barely there.

Been using Scott's ROM. Works great if you don't mind Wiz. Built from Verizon 4.1 leaks so it's super stable without the bloat.