Verizon ready to bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its Samsung Galaxy S III
AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have all updated their Samsung Galaxy S III models to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. So this leaves Verizon as the only major US carrier to not have pushed the update. But fret not, Verizon Galaxy S III owners: the carrier has approved a Jelly Bean build for the smartphone, and even detailed the upgrade (PDF file) on its support website.
Droid-life has heard that the update would be rolled out starting December 14. And that certainly can happen, now that Verizon has posted details about it. The update will have 64MB in size.
Verizon is currently selling the S III for $199 on contract. Among its similarly-priced smartphones, we must mention the HTC Droid DNA, the Droid Razr HD (which, according to Motorola, is better than the Galaxy S III), the HTC 8X (which doesn’t run Android, but Windows Phone 8), and – of course – the iPhone 5 16GB.
Needless to say, the Galaxy S III will be updated to the newer Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as well – but there is no way of telling exactly when it’s going to happen.
Samsung has managed to sell more than 30 million Galaxy S III units around the world (since May), making it the most popular Android smartphone ever.