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Samsung Galaxy S3 welcoming Android 4.1.2 update

Under: Mobile Phones, Samsung
Date: December 5th, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is still a hugely popular smartphone with sales continuing to do well around the world even though thoughts have started to turn to its replacement in recent weeks. The device has only recently seen the Android Jelly Bean update, and now we can tell you that the international Samsung Galaxy S3 has started to welcome Android 4.1.2.

According to a report on SamMobile the company has begun pushing out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S3. For now the update is becoming available for the International GT-I9300 model, and like any Android update it is seeing a staggered release and the various carriers have to OK the firmware before allowing their customers to have access to it.

You can check for the update yourself via the Samsung KIES desktop application or going into the settings on the handset and the About phone section, before selecting software updates. Samsung has added some nice new features to this latest Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 that includes the Multi-View feature that is found on the Galaxy Note 2.

Other new additions in the new software include a new Gallery app that is also found on the Note 2, Paper Artist app, Group Cast app, customizable Notification Panel, Smart Rotation that adjusts to the angle you are looking at the screen, Page Buddy, new Samsung Keyboard that is similar to the Android 4.2 keyboard, and the Brightness Slider found in the Notification panel can now be disabled by the user.

At the time of writing my Samsung Galaxy S3 hasn’t received the Android 4.1.2 update after checking via KIES and the handset itself, and this is on an unlocked version of the device that may have to wait until a number of carrier versions have received the software first.

I will obviously keep checking over the coming days and I am looking forward to the new Multi-View feature even though only a select number of applications are compatible with it for now. Has your Galaxy S3 received Android 4.1.2 yet?

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  • anon

    update recieved

    • vlad

      where are you from because i dont received the update….for now

  • lovish

    Serious?

  • Samad

    Just received the update via Samsung kies desktop application.
    P.S I am from Pakistan

    • ALI

      Which update do u receive is it 4.1.2 ?
      i am also from pakistan but i did not receive any update yet from phone and kies.
      Kindly inform me

    • http://www.facebook.com/perathees.thangarajah Perathees ZH Thangarajah

      What the HELL, why no update via Kies in UK?!?!?!

    • Sarmad Bukhari

      Which update you received ???

    • alii

      How come… where where??? In isb here … waiting. For this update and centaurus to open

  • Tony

    Got my update last night – Canada via Rogers Wireless

    • http://www.facebook.com/perathees.thangarajah Perathees ZH Thangarajah

      Canada got theirs on the 3rd right?

  • Nigel Hakata

    Updated last week. Its a good firmware. Bt not like 4.2

  • Sumeet Bhatia

    Has anyone in the UK recieved this update? In particular.. anyone on the Three network.

    • http://www.facebook.com/perathees.thangarajah Perathees ZH Thangarajah

      Not yet :/

    • Lucas

      I am on O2 and there is no update yet…

  • aaron

    Still waiting for the release here in the philippines

    • honey

      im from philippines too and my friend (she has samsung s3 RED) already got her android 4.1.2. Ive been so excited about this update but i havent received the update on my phone yet. my phone is samsung s3 blue. have you updated yours yet?

  • honeyfromphilippines

    my phone has not detected the new update yet. my baseband version is 19300DXDLI5 help pleaaase! :)

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