The word slipped out this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, that Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy SIV Android phone on March 15th. Meanwhile, HTC will be releasing the HTC One on that same day. So there's yet another great pair of Android options out there.
Steve likes HTC One, but the only phones at Verizon that have Jelly Bean (4.1) are the Galaxy SIII and the Note II. Leo says that's an ongoing issue for Android as each carrier and manufacturer gets to decide when an update gets pushed out, and what phones will get it. The reason is that carriers charge manufacturers for the bandwidth to update it. If they can afford to avoid it, they will. Samsung does allow updating the OS via WiFi and an application.