Verizon updates Samsung’s Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2

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Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is now receiving an over the air update to software build VRBMB1. The update, which brings the Galaxy S3 to Android version 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), is being rolled out to S3 owners in phases. So try to be patient if the update hasn’t made it’s way to your phone yet.

The update to build VRBMB1 includes several improvements such as enhanced Bluetooth performance, faster email syncing and smarter keyboard predictive text as well as a couple of new features. Like the ability for users to take picture while on a voice call, and refresh the stock ticker widget from the lock screen.

It’s not Android 4.2, but it does offer some welcomed improvements to an already fantastic device, and it gives the Galaxy S3 the most current, official version of Android on any Verizon Wireless phone. So you can’t really complain, after all, the owners of the Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Nexus are still on Android 4.1.1 at the moment.

If you’re not in the waiting kind of mood; you can go to your Settings – About Phone – Software Update, and manually check for the update on that screen. Sometimes, you’ll be surprised with the software update waiting for you.