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Every major national carrier in the United States has released Android Jelly for their respective Samsung Galaxy S3s - all except one that is. Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider, still hasn't rolled out Jelly Bean, but rumor has it that the carrier will do so on Dec. 14.
The Verizon Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean release date comes to us from Droid Life, which received an anonymous tip that Verizon will finally be releasing its Jelly Bean build for the Galaxy S3. Of course, this hasn't been confirmed by Verizon, and the same tipster did give Droid Life a false Nov. 16 release date earlier, so don't exactly hold your breath. We'll have to wait until Dec. 14 to find out if this is true or not.
There are other indications that Verizon is close to finishing up its Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean build. A new Verizon Jelly Bean firmware, VRBLK3, was leaked recently and carries a build date of Nov. 30. The firmware is stable, and contains few bugs, but is still an unofficial version.
If you would like to download VRBLK3, you can do so at XDADevelopers. Use caution and read the the instructions carefully, especially if you've never flashed your handset before, and always back up your device.
The three other major national carriers in the United States have all already rolled out Jelly Bean for their Galaxy S3s. Sprint was the first to do so, then came T-Mobile, and AT&T recently joined the club.
Samsung recently started sending out an Android 4.1.2 upgrade for the Galaxy S3 in international markets. Sadly, American Jelly Bean updates are still 4.1.1, and it will be some time until Android 4.1.2 releases in the United States. Google has its devices already running Android 4.2.