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Galaxy S III for AT&T gets Jelly Bean update, Verizon owners wait

December 05, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • The Sprint version of the Galaxy S III smartphone is starting to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
The Sprint version of the Galaxy S III smartphone is starting to receive… (Samsung )

Galaxy S III AT&T devices got an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, leaving Verizon as the last major network to not release an update for the popular Samsung device.

AT&T told its GS3 customers Tuesday that they could get the update by going to this page and connecting their device to their computer. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the second new update for the Google mobile operating system.

Two months ago, Sprint became the first major U.S. network to roll out the update for its users, followed by T-Mobile a few weeks ago.

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That leaves Verizon as the only major carrier to not release a Jelly Bean update for the top Android device on the market.

Fortunately for GS3 users on Verizon, the New Jersey-based carrier reassured The Times that a Jelly Bean update is on its way for the devices. But no time frame was given.

One of the most notable features on Jelly Bean 4.1 is Project Butter, a term Google uses to describe improved and more fluid performance by phones running its operating system.

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