Jelly Bean Is Coming to Verizon's Galaxy S III

Emily Price
Jelly Bean Is Coming to Verizon's Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S III

If you’re a Verizon Galaxy S III user, then the carrier has the perfect holiday gift for you: the latest version of Android.

Galaxy S III smartphones on Verizon will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Friday.

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Jelly Bean brings a number of new features to the Galaxy S III including Google Now, Google’s built-in digital assistant resembling Apple’s Siri. Jelly Bean also updates notifications on the phone, allowing you to return missed calls and email from directly within the notifications window.

With Jelly Bean the camera on your Galaxy S III will also see an upgrade, adding a number of built-in Instagram-like filters to the camera app. Videos you record with your phone can be started and stopped as well, allowing you to create one continuous video clip with several different shots.

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The Jelly Bean software upgrade will start being pushed to phones Friday. Customers will also be able to manually download the upgrade through the settings menu on their handset next week.

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