Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 to receive maintenance update

Verizon is readying for the launch of a new update for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Weighing in at 150MB and pegged as build version VRBMB1, the tweaked edition of Android 4.1.2 comes with predictive keyboard improvements, improved Bluetooth performance, and the ability to use the phone’s camera while on a call.

All in all, the additions are minor in the grand scheme of things. Most would likely trade such upgrades as a manual refresh button on the lock screen stock ticker for Android 4.2, but alas that option is not on the tablet. With support documents going live for the update, the release should only be a matter of days away. Verizon GS3 owners, be sure to let us know when you see the new software hit your handsets!

[via DroidLife]

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TAGS: Samsung Galaxy S3

  • Minja Miketa

    I am a GS3 owner but I won’t be getting it. I am on AOSP 4.2.2 and not going back.

    • camelsnot


    • James

      Good for you?

    • Tobias Gelston

      I just bought a used GS3, Where did you grab the AOSP file?

      • Minja Miketa

        It’s a ROM, liquidsmooth.

        • Go Hawkeyes

          Another vote for liquid. Been using his roms since the of droid days.

  • 9Johnnyn9ne9

    How come no one mentioned the metropcs s3 getting updated to 4.1.2?

  • Wetworx

    I can’t believe they still aren’t giving us 4.2 yet. With this much time between updates, we might see it when everything else has Key Lime Pie.

  • Jesus Romero

    On the lock screen, every time I turn on my phone, this red outline around the screen flashes a few times. Is this normal? Or should I worry because I recently dropped my phone and my screen shattered

  • Nighthawk700

    My Verizon S3 is updating right now.

  • Mike

    Just got my update added group play

  • Diane Knight

    I got it an hour ago

  • Rob Petersen

    Just got the update. I want 4.2, too bad i’m on Verizon. Probably wont get 4.2 til June/July, lol.

  • John McShane

    just got the verizon update for my gs3 its installing right now

  • William Spiva

    I just want the premium suite update! probably will never be on the s3

  • tommariner

    S4 is a week away internationally and probably a month or two to Verizon. Do you really think they are going to give you 4.2 on the S3 when they can ask you to spend a mere $600 to get an S4 that already has … 4.2?