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Samsung Galaxy Stellar Verizon Wireless

Looks like this fine Friday afternoon just got quite a bit better for Samsung Galaxy Stellar owners on Verizon. The big red carrier has revealed that the Galaxy Stellar will soon be receiving an update to Android 4.1, complete with the usual Jelly Bean goodies like Google Now and actionable notifications. Also included in the update is support for 64GB microSD cards, Verizon's Remote Diagnostics app for Jelly Bean and the removal of the Verizon app store. The full changelog for the i200VRALG4 update can be found at the bottom of this post.

Owners of the Galaxy Stellar should note that this Jelly Bean update weighs in at a whopping 403.6MB, so it may take some time to download and install. Once it's all done and the update dust settles, though, you'll be running Android 4.1 and will be able to use Google Now until the cows come home.

The Galaxy Stellar isn't exactly the most high-end Android phone on Verizon's roster, but it's good to see Samsung and Verizon bumping the Stellar up to Jelly Bean rather than leaving it on Ice Cream Sandwich for the rest of its life. While there's no word yet on exactly when this update will start rolling out, it usually doesn't take long for the push to begin after Verizon posts its support docs, so you Galaxy Stellar owners should keep an eye out for the notification.

UPDATE: Verizon has officially announced the update, revealing that it'll begin rolling out in phases on March 4.

 

GOOGLE NOW

  • Just the right information at just the right time. Get today’s weather before you start your day, know how much traffic to expect before you leave for work and when the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform. Cards appear throughout the day automatically. Google Now is provided when selecting search on home screen.

NOTIFICATIONS

  • Take action directly from the notifications panel. Send emails, return calls, share photos and more. Notifications are expandable and you can scan multiple emails, see event details or full images and more. Added brightness bar and label for clear button have been added.

Additional Device Enhancements

  • Device software supports up to 64GB SD memory card.
  • New VZW Remote Diagnostics application for Jelly Bean software has been added.
  • Improved call clarity while using the the AUX Port of the car radio.
  • Multimedia messages no longer show when user sends group text message.
  • Improvements to Back Up Assistant (BuA) manual sync and Wi-Fi connection have been made.
  • “Merge with Google” and “Merge with Samsung” have been removed from contact menu.
  • Spell check functionality has been improved.
  • Improved network connection has been made.
  • VZW Sync & Connect email server connectivity has been improved.
  • S-Suggest preloaded application has been removed.
  • Verizon app store application has been removed.

Via Android Police, Verizon Wireless (1), (2)


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