Galaxy S3 Android 4.1, JellyBean Update Rolls Out for Verizon

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
March 8, 2013|9:10 am

The Galaxy S3 Android 4.1, JellyBean update is now available for Verizon customers.

This official version is slightly different from the ROM was leaked during the first few weeks of February. It is 150MB in size and is rolling out OTA (over-the-air).

The update brings some changes to the Galaxy S3, including a fix on the Keyboard Predictive Text along with the ability to take a picture during a phone call. Phone notifications shown on the lock screen can also be refreshed with the adder ticker thanks to the update and tweaks have been added to enhance Bluetooth and e-mail syncing performance.

The Galaxy S3 Android 4.2, JellyBean update could be rolling out in the near future as a new screenshot has leaked revealing information on the software.

If this screenshot actually derived from a true update, than the Galaxy S3 could soon have some new exciting features such as Smart Scroll, which allows the user to scroll up and down on a page using nothing but their eyes.

This same feature will be one of the main selling points of the Galaxy S4, according to an article published in The New York Times this week.

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The screenshots revealing the new update were originally appeared to be for the Galaxy S4, but were confirmed to be from a Galaxy S3 running Android 4.2.1.

They also reveal another feature for the Galaxy S3 update known as Smart pause. This will pause a video once the user looks away from their device. Both Smart pause and scroll utilize the smartphone's front camera to perform tasks.

Smart scroll might not be compatible with every application, judging from the screenshot, as the control screen for the feature gives the user the option of which apps to set it for.

 

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