Verizon today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be available December 14. Those who own this particular device can manually download the update which also includes some additional touches. The update will include ISIS support, making them ready for the burgeoning payment option as well as providing Global Ready connectivity.
How excited are you Verizon customers now that you’ll soon have Google Now, enhanced notifications, smarter widgets, and other JB goodies?
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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 the first 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.