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Samsung Galaxy S3 Receiving Android 4.1.2 Update

By - Source: Sam Mobile | B 11 comments

Adds multi-view, page buddy and new gallery application.

The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is starting to receive the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update.

Previously seen features only delivered by the Galaxy Note 2 has made its way to Samsung's flagship smartphone due to the update. The multi-view function, for one, allows users to have more than one app on screen at a time, providing an improved multi-tasking experience.

Page buddy has also made a transition to the Galaxy S3. It allows users, for example, to insert headphones and a dedicated homescreen will appear offering various actions such as a link to the music player.

Moreover, the Android 4.1.2 update includes an updated gallery application, accompanied by a notification panel that can be customized. Also offered is a swipe input for the keyboard and smart rotation.

Galaxy S3 owners in the United States, meanwhile, will have to settle for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the meantime.

 

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    Anonymous , December 6, 2012 4:42 PM
    It was out as a Kies update a few days ago, was wondering why no one reported it
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    Anonymous , December 6, 2012 4:48 PM
    Update my first comment, 4.1.1 (Jellybean) was out as a Kies update a few days ago, so all US S3's can get Jellybean now
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    halcyon , December 6, 2012 5:05 PM
    They're really working hard to ensure there's not reason to buy any iPhones this holiday season. Can't help but applaud the effort. I was on the Metro this morning and the passenger next to me saw me using my S3 to read and post in this forum and said something to the effect of, "That's a neat phone, I like the screen...." I must it admit it was with a little childish pride that I told her what it was and showed it to her. I did, however initially think, "How could you not know this is an S3?"
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    dark_knight33 , December 6, 2012 5:05 PM
    Meanwhile... VZW GS3s are still sitting on 4.0 ICS. F****** VZW, get with the program already!
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    house70 , December 6, 2012 6:15 PM
    Using prepaid with unlocked international phones is the best way to ensure manufacturer updates (instead of waiting on carriers) and best devs. support. That is, non-modded phones; don't even get me started on the modding scene for these handsets (rooting, unlocking, etc.).
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    amdwilliam1985 , December 6, 2012 7:04 PM
    sad2ijRemember when Samsung was found guilty of being a shameless copycat company and hit with a 1 billion dollar verdict?I do, and it makes me smile every time I think about it


    Wrong topic? Also, last I heard, that verdict is being thrown out of the window(s) ;) 

    Remember when Apple is being brand as Patent Troll? They still are, being asshole as they are, they should just patent Human Breathing process, so we all have to pay in order to live. I'll just patent walking(mobile) while talking, this way I can sue apple back.
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    Kami3k , December 6, 2012 7:12 PM
    sad2ijRemember when Samsung was found guilty of being a shameless copycat company and hit with a 1 billion dollar verdict?I do, and it makes me smile every time I think about it


    Going to be funny when it's thrown out because of the foreman lying to the judge, I'll laugh when charges are pressed against him for lying under oath, and the jury itself putting infringement charges on devices they even said don't infringe.
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    skit75 , December 6, 2012 7:59 PM
    dark_knight33Meanwhile... VZW GS3s are still sitting on 4.0 ICS. F****** VZW, get with the program already!


    right there with you.... still waiting
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    whitex , December 6, 2012 9:33 PM
    sad2ijRemember when Samsung was found guilty of being a shameless copycat company and hit with a 1 billion dollar verdict?I do, and it makes me smile every time I think about it


    Troll.
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    neon neophyte , December 6, 2012 9:52 PM
    more interestingly, 4.1.2 is coming out for the galaxy s2
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