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Verizon Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Update Coming Soon Without Premium Suite



Verizon has posted the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 to its website, a sign that the update will be rolling out soon, but those hoping for the arrival of the Premium Suite are likely going to be sorely disappointed as the update doesn’t appear to be bringing along Samsung’s software.

Read: 15 Hidden Samsung Galaxy S3 Features.

On the heels of Android 4.1.2 update for the Sprint Galaxy S3 comes word that the Android 4.1.2 update for the Verizon Galaxy S3 is on its way. Verizon lists the update on its support page for the device and the site also claims that an update will be coming out soon.

The Verizon Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 update looks set to roll out.

The Verizon Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 update looks set to roll out.

The update’s changelog has been posted to the page as well and it reveals a number of enhancements and bug fixes. However, it’s looking like the update will be rolling out without the Premium Suite from Samsung that many owners have been looking forward to.

Here is what is supposedly coming with the 150MB Verizon Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update:

  • Keyboard Predictive Text feature has been improved
  • User can take pictures while on a call
  • Manual refresh button has been added to lock screen stock ticker
  • Email syncing has been improved
  • Bluetooth® performance has been improved
  • VZ Navigator and Amazon have been added to stub applications

No where are the features from Samsung’s Premium Suite listed though given that the update is 150MB in size, it could be that Verizon is going to surprise owners of the device. At this point though, because none of those features are listed, Verizon Galaxy S3 owners should not expect the Premium Suite of features, which includes the Galaxy Note 2’s Multi-Window View with this update.

It could be that the Premium Suite arrives with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or, worse yet, it could be that it doesn’t roll out at all. While Galaxy S3 owners all over the world have been enjoying the Premium Suite of software, owners in the U.S. have been without it.

Read: HTC One vs. Samsung Galaxy S3.

Sprint rolled out its Android 4.1.2 update but like the Verizon Galaxy S3 update, it did not have the Premium Suite. AT&T, U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile may follow suit as well but at this point though, that is unconfirmed.

It’s unclear when this update might roll out but typically we see software move out to owners shortly after it appears on Verizon’s website.



  1. Phil

    03/04/2013 at 11:54 am

    “Sprint and T-Mobile rolled out their Android 4.1.2 updates…”

    T-Mobile had not rolled out an update in the US for the Galaxy S3 – I have it, and it is still on 4.1.1, and shows ‘up to date’. I found no documentation on T-Mobile’s site, or from other sources, that T-Mobile has released an update.

    Can you confirm this, Adam?

    • Adam Mills

      03/04/2013 at 9:14 pm

      Hey Phil. Sorry for the late comment. I can confirm that it’s not available. My brain mixed up a Verizon leak and an update for T-Mobile. Not sure why. I thought I fixed it almost immediately after publishing but evidently it did not save. Combination of the Mondays and a heartbreaking weekend. My apologies. Have a feeling your update will roll out soon though.

  2. Andrew L

    03/04/2013 at 1:38 pm

    Alas … no fix for the draining battery problem since 4.1.1, At least it is not mentioned. Hopefully this is fixed.

  3. Alexandre Focante

    03/05/2013 at 11:14 am

    Hi there, I just received the 4.1.2 official update from Verizon, no Premium Suite. This is totally ridiculous, all world can use the nice features and here in US we can. I just can say think better before buy your next Samsung, look at Apple release new version to all iPhones at once in whole World, an example of well organized and also respectful with the customers and users. Samsung and Verizon should be ashamed.

  4. james

    03/05/2013 at 11:14 am

    I got the verizon update today!

  5. Getagrip

    03/05/2013 at 1:12 pm

    Just recieved and installing 4.1.2 official update from Verizon, we will see how it rolls. Been having OS issues, maybe they will be resolved now.

    • Getagrip

      03/05/2013 at 9:37 pm

      Resolved all of my OS issues with the phone.

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