Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1, JellyBean Update Rolls Out for Verizon

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1, JellyBean update will start rolling out today for Verizon customers.

The carrier confirmed the news on its website yesterday.

The exact statement made said that the JellyBean update for Verizon S3 users would being rolling out on Dec. 14 and that all users will not have access to the update right away.

The carrier plans on releasing the software in phases and users that wish to download it manually can do so from the Settings menu within a week.

The Android 4.1, JellyBean update is also now available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

It was pushed out by Samsung this week and is currently available via Samsung KIES software and OTA (over-the-air).

The update is 441MB in size and is available only in Germany for now. The firmware update is expected to hit the rest of Europe in the near future.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1, JellyBean update comes pre-installed on the new "Plus" variant that is being released by Samsung.

The new device, which will take on the name Galaxy S2 Plus, will come running Android 4.1.2. Photos of the device were leaked earlier today.

Specifications on the Galaxy S2 Plus include a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, a rear 8-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a taste of JellyBean. This same firmware is headed to the other Galaxy S2 models in the near future via KIES and OTA.

This is the second 'Plus" variant that Samsung has released in its Galaxy S line. The company also launched the Galaxy S Plus not too long ago.

The Galaxy S2 Android 4.1, JellyBean update will roll out before the beginning of 2013, according to announcement made by Samsung.

The software will bring a New TouchWiz UI to the smartphone along with a redesigned keyboard, improved functionality for NFC connections, Google Now integration, and expandable notifications.