Verizon updates Samsung's Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1

Starting tomorrow, Galaxy S3 owners will begin to see their phones update to Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy S3
Verizon is pushing out its Android 4.1 update to Samsung's Galaxy S3 flagship phone. Josh Miller

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will begin rolling onto Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S3 as soon as tomorrow, Verizon announced today on its blog.

The update will occur in phases, so you may have to exercise some patience before you see your OS version start its over-the-air transformation to Android 4.1.

Specific to Verizon, the Jelly Bean update will make the handset global-ready, so customers can add an international roaming plan to use the phone overseas in GSM areas. Verizon is a CDMA network.

Android 4.1 also brings support for Verizon's Isis wallet, a mobile payment collaboration that rivals Google Wallet. Isis wallet is live in Salt Lake City and Austin.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brings its most famous new feature, Google Now, to the Galaxy S3, alongside richer notifications and new camera filters.

For more details on what Jelly Bean has to offer, read all about it in CNET's full Android 4.1 review .

 

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