The Samsung Galaxy S3 is an all time top-selling smartphone by the Korean manufacturer. Its constantly growing sale has encouraged Samsung to keep this device at top priority and that is why we have been seeing a lot of firmware update news since October. While Samsung is still pushing Android 4.1.1 update to the device, we have another news that the International Galaxy S3 has finally received the most coveted Multi-window and Multi-tasking functionality with many other new features as Samsung has just started rolling out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update.
Android 4.1.2 New Features:
While retaining all new features and improvements introduced with Android 4.1.1 update, the Galaxy S3 will be treated with a host of cool features with this update. Here are a few of them:
- Multi-View/Multi-Windows/Multitasking functionality, same as in Note II)
- Page Buddy
- Note 2 like Gallery App
- Customizable Notification Panel
- Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
- Adjustable Smart Rotation with your angle of viewing
- Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
- Paper Artist App
- Group Cast App
- Many Others
Android 4.1.2 Firmware Details:
Android 4.1.2 update for unbranded Galaxy S3 is currently available only for Poland and will be pushed to other countries very soon. Since it is an unbranded firmware, it can be installed on any carrier-free S3. I have already flashed it on my Galaxy S3 (India). You can try it too but at your own risk.
Android OS Version: 4.1.2
Country: Poland (can be flashed on any unbranded/carrier-free Galaxy S3)
The 4.1.2 update is scheduled for most countries and will be driven in various phases. As usual, it will be available to S3 users via Kies and OTA in the coming days. We shall soon post screenshots and a detailed review of this important update. Stay tuned!