While the official Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update roll out may not happen until later on this year, owners of the international version of the Galaxy S3 will be pleased to know that the rumored Android 4.1.2 update has leaked out with a killer Samsung Galaxy Note 2 multitasking feature in tow.
SamMobile today leaked the rumored Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 and unsurprisingly, the Multi Window View, the split screen multitasking feature that is found on the Galaxy Note 2, is on board the leaked firmware. The leaked firmware is Android 4.1.2, version JZO54K, and it’s apparently test firmware and not likely the version that Samsung will be rolling out in the future.
The update is evidently still being tested by Samsung and given its test firmware status, those who are looking to install it should be weary of bugs that will likely be on board. We also suggest not installing it unless the user is adept at installing these types of files. Simply wait for the official update which is rumored to be arriving as soon as next month.
The Multi Window View isn’t the only new feature coming with the update either. In addition to the powerful split-screen multitasking which allows users to use two separate apps on the display, this leaked firmware also features:
- Page Buddy
- Notification Panel (Notification Panel can now be customized)
- Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)
- Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
- Paper Artist App (Same as in Note II)
- New Gallery App (Same as in Note II)
So big changes are afoot for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which continues to sell well for Samsung and remains one of its flagship devices, months after it launched around the globe.
The same kind of update, with the split screen multitasking is rumored to be heading to the Samsung Galaxy Note at some point though, we aren’t exactly sure when the update might roll out.