One of the most important features of the Jelly Bean update from Verizon may be one that is not touted in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This is found in the settings menu of cell broadcasting.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean leak reveals feature we first saw on S3
The Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus was leaked in a test build early this week which meant that owners who wanted to get their hands on the update early could install it. The update means that owners have features such as offline voice dictation and a faster interface. However there is a hidden feature in the update which could end up saving a life.
This hidden feature allows users to be able to set emergency alerts for the area in which they live. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are able to set up alerts for extreme threats in their area along with severe threats and amber alerts. While these are the main ones, there are others. If you enable voice then your handset will even speak and tell you the emergency.
This was found on the test build of the update and at the moment it is unclear whether this will be seen in the official version. This doesn’t seem to have been included in the update to Jelly Bean for the GSM Nexus and it is not included on the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus that runs Android 4.0. Some owners of Android devices have said that they have had this feature for some time on other devices though, which include the Samsung Galaxy S3.
It is thought that Apple will launch something similar in iOS 6 when the iPhone 5 rolls out and it seems that the service comes under the Safe Port act which George Bush brought into law. The system uses Broadcast SMS to push notifications to devices if there are any weather threats, amber alerts or Presidential alerts.
As for you Samsung Galaxy S3 owners out there, do you have this feature activated or do you not bother with it? Do tell us.