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The first Samsung Galaxy S3 Verizon software update is now available to the carrier's customers.
This is not an upgrade to Android 4.1, JellyBean, but to a more advanced version of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. It will bring Verizon users to version I535VRALG7, to be exact.
It also comes in two variations including F2 and G1. The main difference between the two is that G1 removes some of the Google Search capabilities.
The software update also corrects the "No SIM" error with the Galaxy S3. Stability is said to be improved and connectivity with Back Up Assistant has been straightened out as well. There is also improved data connection when using SBeam, and NFC tagging issues have been resolved.
This Update is relatively small at only 30.7MB.
Verizon recently began offering the Galaxy S3 on Amazon.com for a discounted price.
The online retailer is selling the smartphone for $139, which is $60 cheaper than its normal price with a new 2-year agreement or upgrade.
This new deal is available to Verizon customers looking to upgrade to the phone. Other customers looking to sign a new 2-year contract will have to pay an extra $10. Either way, this is still a deal that saves Verizon customers at least $50 on what has been one of the most popular smartphones to be released this year.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 recently reached 20 million units sold, according to an announcement made by Samsung.
This is quite an impressive number showing that almost 200,000 Galaxy S3s are sold each day and that the new model is selling three times faster than the Galaxy S2. Its predecessor took around 10 months to reach that 20 million mark.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 launched back in July and Samsung's mobile division head, JK Shin, said he expected to sell 10 million units in the first month alone.