Verizon Galaxy S3: When Can We Expect Android 4.2?

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With the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update already, albeit last of the top 4 US carriers, the next question is when can we expect the Android 4.2 update?

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 update (predictions)

While the Android 4.2 update has already rolled out to the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it hasn’t for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. So you can expect it to be behind the S3 which isn’t a good thing.

We can also expect the AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 to get the Android 4.2 update before Verizon given that they were first to Android 4.1. And with Christmas just days away, we doubt there will be any Android updates rolled out before next year.

Another thing to take in to account is that we haven’t seen any leaked Android 4.2 updates for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3. We did see it for Android 4.1 back in September and then too it took Big Red almost 4 months to release it.

So if we had to guess, the earliest the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 would see Android 4.2 would be sometime in March. The Android 4.2 update would likely hit the Verizon Galaxy Nexus first sometime in late January if anything at all.


Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.