galaxy s3 verizon update

The Galaxy S3 may not be Samsung's flagship smartphone anymore, but that doesn't mean owners of the popular handset will be left out in the cold. Verizon just announced a massive update for the S III that includes bug fixes, multi-window functionality and direct carrier billing for Google Play.

Under the hood, the Galaxy S3 on Verizon will get some big improvements, including a more reliable 4G connection when the device is in hotspot mode, better NFC functionality, improved S Voice features and Bluetooth access without unlocking the device. Users will also have access to a number of new features such as Contextual Tags for photo and video for people, places and weather, the ability to arrange apps in order of frequency of use and more.

There's also a few improvements to the Galaxy S III's photo editing software. Best Shot helps you pick the best picture out of five photos, while Paper Artist lets you "create a variety of image styles."

The update is available now by navigating to the Software Update window. The patch is 129MB in size and takes about 8 minutes to download over a high-speed connection.