Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 gets Android 4.1.2 update

March 6, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S3

Three months after Android 4.1 came to Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3, the carrier is now rolling out a newer version of Jelly Bean to the phone, a different build than the one that leaked in early February.

You should be getting an OTA update soon — if you’re lucky — that will bring your Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2. The VRBMB1 build is about 150MB in file size, and for those who are wondering, here’s the full change log:

  • Keyboard Predictive Text has been improved
  • Users can take picture while on a call
  • Manual refresh button has been added to lock screen ticker
  • E-mail syncing has been improved
  • Enhanced Bluetooth performance
  • VZ Navigator and Amazon added to stub applications

Granted, it’s not the major update that you’ve probably been waiting for. Think of it as a starter meal before Verizon takes you to the grand feast that is Android 4.2 and beyond.

Let us know below if you’ve received the Android 4.1.2 update on your device.

Comments

  • rahul

    so this is the multi window update ??

    • Roger Hernandez

      no multi window is in the 4.2 upgrade which only the international version haved leaked version! unless u try a rom with that option

  • Greg Urbanowski

    got mine a couple hours ago….

  • thinkbiggar

    got it now

  • Steve Rosas

    I really wanted Photosphere

  • DaGr8Pnoy

    I have the at&t galaxy s3 and im just wondering if this is the premium suite update that allows for multi-window and other really cool features. Anyone who gets the update please reply.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lynyrd Lynne Ratliff

      No it isn’t. That should come with the 4.2 update

  • thedoc

    also adds support for group messages in stock text messaging app

    • mate

      how do you enable the group messages?

  • Joe

    finally they got group messages in stock txt messaging app worked with iphone

  • Cee Note

    Just download the Android VRBMB1 update for my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III and I notice absolutely no changes to my phone whatsoever. I disabled the predictive text function after the first week because it SUCKED – so that does me no good. I can type messages faster without it and the other improvements, as mentioned above, are small potatoes as far as I am concerned. The phone worked great before the update and works great now. I’m still holding out hope that Jelly Bean 4.2 somehow lowers my phone bill. I’m dreaming — I know.