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Verizon Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update rolling out

Verizon has begun rolling out the Android 4.3 update to its variant of the Galaxy S III (SCH-I535), giving Samsung’s yesteryear flagship support for the Galaxy Gear and many other new features and improvements, like faster performance, KNOX functionality, improved camera firmware and modes, upgraded interface, new Samsung keyboard, screen modes and other Samsung apps, new lockscreen, and lots more.

Here’s the full Android 4.3 changelog:

  • – GALAXY GEAR Support
  • – TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  • – Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
  • – New Samsung Keyboard
  • – GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
  • – New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
  • – New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
  • – Daydream
  • – KNOX included
  • – Driving mode
  • – Actionable notifications
  • – Move-to-SD-card feature
  • – New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
  • – New Additions in Notification Centre
  • – Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
  • – Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
  • – New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
  • – Full screen Samsung apps
  • – New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)

The update – build number JJSS15J.I535VRUCML1 – is making its way to devices already and should finish its rollout in the next few days. If you’re unwilling to wait, you can do a manual check in the Settings » About phone » Software updates menu, or grab the firmware from our firmware section once it becomes available.

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Thanks, Ziyad!

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