Starting today, Verizon will be deploying the long awaited Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system upgrade for its Galaxy S III users.The company has officially announced plans to begin the roll-out today, and also delivered specific info on what enhancements it will provide users with, such as the fact that their smartphones will become Global Ready after the update.
Moreover, Verizon announced that users would be able to manually download the new software update through the phone’s settings menu within a matter of weeks.
One of the main improvements included in the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system flavor is Google Now, which is easily accessible through holding down the home button.
Furthermore, the new OS flavor brings along a new notification panel, which will display all missed calls and received emails and will enable users to call back or respond to the email straight from the notification.
“Customers will also notice enhanced camera capabilities. The camera now includes, new live camera filters to add a touch of art to their pictures,” Verizon announced.
“Users can choose different filters such as warm vintage, cold vintage, black and white, sepia, color highlights (blue, green, red/yellow). Another new camera feature allows users to pause and resume while recording video so they can record it all in one take.”
Furthermore, there are also a series of enhancements that will make Galaxy S III ready for the ISIS mobile payment service.
Users in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City are the first to enjoy the benefits of ISIS, which enables them to turn their handsets into mobile wallets to make payments wirelessly at various retailers.
Users who would like to learn more on what the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS upgrade will deliver to Galaxy S III should head over to this support page on Verizon’s website. Instructions on how to perform the update are available there as well.