Verizon Wireless Upgrades Samsung Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean 4.1

Beginning tomorrow, Verizon customers who have the Samsung Galaxy S III will begin to receive the Jelly Bean update in phases. Customers can also update their device manually by downloading the upgrade through the settings menu within the next week. The upgrade makes the phone Global Ready, offers new enhancements and features to Google Now, camera and notification panel. The new software will also make the device the next ISIS-ready smartphone in Austin, TX and Salt Lake City, UT.


Samsung Galaxy S® III Upgrades to Jelly Bean


Samsung Galaxy S® III is the next Verizon Wireless smartphone to be upgraded to Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean. The software upgrade, which will be pushed to customers in phases starting Dec. 14, also makes the smartphone Global Ready. Customers who would like to manually download the upgrade through the settings menu will be able to within the next week.


Jelly Bean includes enhancements and new features like Google Now™, which can be accessed by holding down on the home button, along with a new notification panel that displays missed calls and emails and lets customers return the call or email right from the notification.


Customers will also notice enhanced camera capabilities. The camera now includes, new live camera filters to add a touch of art to their pictures. Users can choose different filters such as  warm vintage, cold vintage, black and white, sepia, color highlights (blue, green, red/yellow). Another new camera feature allows users to pause and resume while recording video so they can record it all in one take.


Additionally, the new software will make the Samsung Galaxy S III the next ISIS-ready smartphone. Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City are thefirst cities to take advantage of ISIS and customers in those areas will be able to turn their phones into mobile wallets to make payments wirelessly at various retailers.


For more information on the Jelly Bean upgrade, visit the Samsung Galaxy S III support page.