The Samsung Galaxy S III over on Verizon Wireless is set to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the coming days or weeks. We’ve been hearing reports that this Friday (December 14th) could be when the initial update starts rolling out. Now we have more fuel to add to the fire with Verizon’s own page actually showing the phone with Jelly Bean — an OS it doesn’t yet run.
Now the image you see above is nearly stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, although obviously Samsung’s Galaxy S III will look nothing like that. Their heavily skinned version of Android, known as TouchWiz, will clearly be the star of the Jelly Bean update. It appears that someone at Verizon is a little confused. While this is just a quick few photoshop mistakes, this leads us to believe the Jelly Bean OTA update is coming soon.
Last week we reported on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean leaking for the Verizon Galaxy S III, and then a few rumors and sources claimed they’ll start pushing the update out this weekend starting Friday night. Usually Verizon’s support page drops the update details first, so once we see that we’ll let everyone know.
For now it appears that Verizon’s page thinks the device is on Android 4.1, and stock 4.1, even though it indeed currently is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The update to Jelly Bean will bring project butter smoothness to the UI, Google Now search, expandable notifications and much more, but it won’t look like a Nexus — that’s for sure. Basically what we’re saying here is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Verizon Galaxy S III very well could be coming soon, and this is just a sign that things are getting close. Stay tuned for more update details as the information rolls in.