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Verizon Galaxy S3 Multi-Window View Update Now Available



The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3, which saw a massive update approved by Verizon earlier today, is now in the midst of a full on roll out as the software has become available to owners today, bringing a host of new along with it.

Earlier today, we reported that Verizon had approved a Verizon Galaxy S3 update for roll out and that the 130MB update would be bringing a host of new functionality to owners of Samsung’s aging flagship. And while it often takes a few days for the software to arrive after its approved, Verizon decided that the software was ready for prime time and pushed it out to owners today.

The Verizon Galaxy S3 received a massive update today.

The Verizon Galaxy S3 received a massive update today.

The update is currently available through the device’s settings which means that Galaxy S3 owners on Verizon can simply head into the about section in the device’s settings to check for an update. Once there, the software should prompt and the download and installation process should begin.

Those taking the plunge on day one will find that the software is loaded with features including the Multi-Window View feature that allows owners to split the display up to run two application at once, Best Shot which takes five burst shots and allows owners to select the best, and a ton of enhancements and bug fixes that should help to improve the overall experience on the device.

From what we’re hearing thus far, the software is stable and the new features are working as advertised. Of course, it could take a few days for any bugs to manifest themselves so those that are weary are likely going to want to hold off for a few days before installing the new software.

The update likely will not be the last software update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is looking likely, and given how small Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is rumored to be, it’s possible that Samsung and Verizon will look to upgrade it with that update as well, should it ever roll out. For now though, despite the new features, the device remains on Android 4.1.



  1. Tony

    05/30/2013 at 7:35 am

    Downloaded but not all my volumes are LOW. I can barely hear anything, even with volume all the way up. Now what do I do???

    • Bigmouth

      05/30/2013 at 8:02 am

      Try a factory reset. It’s the only way to be sure.

  2. Alex

    05/30/2013 at 1:19 pm

    Since I installed this crappy update my phone is taking longer to open apps! My wifi doesn’t work! Some of my apps that I use daily would not open! And the battery drain very very fast!!! What in the world is going on!!!!

  3. S3 Lover

    05/30/2013 at 5:05 pm

    Multi-window works fine and paper artist is kind of fun, but my biggest complaint is how the photo gallery now looks. They took away the smooth stock Samsung photo gallery and replaced it with a chunky, ugly interface. They added a feature to view all photos in some fancy spiral, but they’re not separated by album. The main page showing all albums is ugly and was an unnecessary “upgrade”. No other problems yet, I just want the look and feel of the original photo gallery back, this looks like technology from a decade ago.

  4. Mark Wiseman

    05/31/2013 at 1:36 pm

    Updated mine on Thursday and now I have difficult time connecting to 4G, wi-fi continuously scans, GPS continuously updates, battery is dead with-in 7 hours with no usage, 4G icon stays in notification bar when using wi-fi, cannot swipe call from Contacts list or messaging list. Other than that I can use the multi screen.

  5. Neal

    06/12/2013 at 12:58 am

    Having trouble with 4g connection. Today my camera stopped working. It loads up but it is just black where the image should be….ugh

  6. tassir

    06/27/2013 at 6:10 pm

    When I check for updates my phone says “Service Unavailable”. I tried a factory reset and still get the same message.

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