Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Update Rolls Out to More Non-U.S. Users
The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update has rolled out to more users today across Europe bringing a host of new features in its “Premium Suite” and leaving U.S. Galaxy S3 owners wondering when they will see their update.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is now rolling out to international Galaxy S3 owners in the United Kingdom and across Europe bringing Samsung’s “Premium Suite” of features along with it. The roll out comes just a few days after the update touched down in Korea and a few weeks after Galaxy S3 owners in Poland started to see the update.
Samsung’s update is a massive one as it brings a host of new features to Galaxy S3 owners, several of them powerful functions of Samsung’s other Galaxy smartphone, the Galaxy Note 2.
Included in the Android 4.1.2 update is the Multi Window View feature that is one of the more prominent features of the Galaxy Note 2. It allows users to split up the Galaxy S3′s display into two sections, each running a separate application. For instance, in one section of the display, users could run Facebook while in the other, be checking the web or email.
Of course, that’s not all either. The update also brings the new Gallery app that’s found in the Galaxy Note 2 software, Page Buddy, a customizable Notification panel, a keyboard similar to the Gesture-enhanced keyboard in Android 4.2, a smart screen rotation feature and more. It’s not Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest software update, but it’s certainly one that owners will want to install as soon as it becomes available.
Samsung still has not confirmed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for any of its devices so it could be a bit before owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 see the latest version of Jelly Bean.
In the meantime, owners will want to install the Android 4.1.2 update which should be available either Over-the-Air or through the appropriate version of Samsung Kies, Samsung’s update software.
As for owners of the U.S. Galaxy S3, it’s still not clear when this update will arrive. We’ve been hearing January 25th is a key date for Samsung but at this point, owners of the U.S. versions will just have to wait.