Verizon Galaxy S3 Owners, You Might Be Getting An Early Christmas Present! Jelly Bean Update On Its Way

| December 11, 2012 | 10 Replies


So far all of the major US carriers have pushed the Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean update to their variant of the Galaxy S3, except for one. Yes, you guessed it, Verizon. They seem to always be the last to push out an update. So far we don’t have anything set in stone as to when the update will be available, but the listing on Verizon’s website for the Galaxy S3 shows it in Jelly Bean flavoring. Which means it could be coming anyday now. We’ve already seen reports that it’s due to hit devices starting this Friday, December 14th. So we’ll keep our eyes out for it.

We’ve already seen what Jelly Bean looks like on the Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. It’s very similar to the Galaxy S3′s Ice Cream Sandwich build, except for the Google Now icon on the lock screen, and the expanded notifications. Now of course Verizon is probably going to add the Amazon App Store Suite that came on the HTC Droid DNA, when it launched a few weeks ago. As its another way for Verizon to add even more bloatware to your device.


The image we have above showing the widgets, of course is basically stock Android 4.1 aside from the status bar. But we all know it’s going to look different when the final version is released. So this looks like possibly Apex or Nova launcher on the Galaxy S3? We know Samsung is going to put their Touchwiz launcher on the device. Which it actually isn’t all that bad of a launcher and skin, still a bit cartoonish in my opinion.

We’ve seen many leaks for the Verizon Galaxy S3 lately, so hopefully this is the real deal and our friends over on big red can enjoy some Jelly Beans before Christmas comes. Now wouldn’t that be a surprise given it is a Verizon device? We had expected to see the update in January or later. But hey we’ll take this kind of surprise any day. So who’s excited to finally be getting some Android 4.1 on their Verizon Galaxy S3? Let us know in the comments.

Category: Android News, Android Phone News

About Alexander Maxham ()

Alex has been an Android user since the Motorola Droid back in 2010. He's been a huge Android fan ever since using many of the most popular flagships. He's currently rocking a Moto X and a G2.
  • matthew urban

    I’m really excited! I’ve been waiting forever!

  • Sheila C. Barber

    I very excited also as I came to Verizon from Metro PCS. My friend put me on HIS plan so I could save $ on my SGSIII. However I’ve been reading things & needless to say Verizon is NOT the best. But NOW I’m getting my ‘bean’ b4 X-mas. There is hope yet. Merry Christmas to all, especially my fellow SGSIII owners.

  • Gary Hylton

    This article is not that accurate, my wife and I both have the GSIII with AT&T and neither one of us have Android 4.1.

  • liligurl

    should not have had to wait this long for an upgrade from Verizon ridicitulous

  • travis drennan

    I’ve got a Verizon GS3 and I’ve had 4.1 for about 3 months now…. Thanks XDA

  • irishman2002

    Haha i think this is funny they are stating that verizon is the last ones to get updates not they must know us celluar tells us when us cellular is jellybean for their Samsung Galaxy s3 us cellular is the lat ones to get the update.

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