Right on the heels of an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean appearance on the Samsung Galaxy S3 splash page on Verizon’s website comes more great news for owners as Verizon has approved the Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update today which means that an announcement and roll out should come at some point in the near future.
Verizon Galaxy S3 owners have been waiting for Jelly Bean for quite awhile now and the wait became especially terrible after AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all rolled out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for their variants of the Galaxy S3. Fortunately, Verizon is going to be following closely behind AT&T with its own Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 which has been approved as the documents are now live on Verizon’s website.
The support documents do not say exactly when the Verizon Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update will roll out but we imagine that Verizon will fill owners in on that information in the days ahead. December 14th has been rumored as the release date for the Jelly Bean update and now that the update has been approved, it could be that the update starts rolling out in phases starting on that day.
The update has been a long time coming for the Verizon Galaxy S3 as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been out since July and Samsung started rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its Galaxy S3 many weeks ago. Verizon users also had to watch as AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile rolled out Jelly Bean to their devices. U.S. Cellular’s Galaxy S3 remains without an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The update had leaked out several times over the past few weeks which seemed to point to an imminent release. That is now a reality and the software should arrive to replace Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon.
Android 4.1 is a huge upgrade over Android 4.0 and brings a number of new features to the table including Google Now, a faster and smoother UI, expanded notifications, and a whole lot more. The update is also free which means Verizon Galaxy S3 owners are going to want to install it once it becomes available.