Dec 19 AT 12:02 AM Alex Wagner 4 Comments

Verizon’s Galaxy S III now receiving its Android 4.3 update


Verizon Galaxy S III owners in need of a little push to help them over the mid-week hump got exactly that today in the form of a tasty helping of Jelly Beans. Verizon and Samsung are now rolling an Android 4.3 + Premium Suite combo update out to the Verizon-flavored Galaxy S III, complete with support for Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, an updated version of Multi-Window, a handful of bug fixes and quite a bit more. The update bumps the Verizon S III up to software version JJSS15J.I535VRUCML1.

This update began rolling out to U.S. carrier-branded Galaxy S III models back in late November, and while it’s taken its sweet time to get to the Verizon variant of Samsung’s 2012 flagship, all that matters now is that the fresh Jelly Bean goodness is now rolling out to Big Red’s customers. It’s a pretty beefy update and, while one of the biggest pieces is the Galaxy Gear compatibility, features like the enhanced notifications, an updated Multi-Window app and the ability to move apps to the SD card make this bundle of software something that all Verizon S III owners can get excited about.

The Verizon Galaxy S III’s Android 4.3 update is now rolling out over the air, so be sure to keep an eye out for it in the coming days. If you need some light reading material while waiting for your own device to update, you can find the full changelog by hitting up the Verizon Wireless link below.

Via: Android Police

Source: Verizon Wireless

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  • donger

    About time, Verizon.

  • Eli Gaffke

    It runs a lot smoother so far. But lots of apps have to be uninstalled and reinstalled.

    Also if you are like me and are grandfathered into unlimited data and been using a free WiFi tethering workaround app. It’s over Johnny, they blocked them. I might have to get home internet again. At least my wife hasn’t updated yet.

  • Slith

    Any word on the Verizon Note 2?

    • EmagehtmaI

      It seems it’s the last device to get the update. The Verizon GS4 and now GS3 have it, and Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular and several smaller regional carriers have all pushed the 4.3 update to the Note 2. I checked for an update on my wife’s Note 2 today, and nothin’. Hopefully we’ll see an update in the next couple weeks.