International Galaxy S3 now receiving Android 4.1.2 update with split-screen Multi-View


While the Android 4.1.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is just now picking up steam, hitting S3’s on Sprint, T-Mobile and more recently AT&T — you may find cause to rejoice. You done feelin’ good about yourself? Good, cuz here’s something that might drop those spirits: owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 international version have already begun receiving Android 4.1.2. I know, that tiny “2” doesn’t sound like much of a jump, but let me tell you… it is.

According to owners of the quad-core GT-I9300 GS3 in Poland, Android 4.1.2 has hit their device, bringing with it the Note 2’s famous “Multi-View” windows for superior multitasking. There’s also a few TouchWiz applications that have been updated. Here’s everything worth looking forward to in the JZO54K update:

  • Multi-View
  • Page Buddy
  • New Gallery App
  • Notification Panel can now be customized (sweet!)
  • Brightness Slider in notification panel can now be disabled
  • Smart Rotation
  • Continuous Input in Samsung Keyboard
  • Paper Artist App
  • Group Cast App

The update, currently rolling out in phases, will be available in other countries shortly. I guess us Galaxy S3 users here in the US have something to look forward to in 2013, eh? While I’m completely content with my S3 not running Android 4.2 (with the exception of PhotoSphere) I have to say, Multi-View is a pretty sweet TouchWiz feature I could use in my everyday life. Wonder which carrier will be the first to push this out here in the states?


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. “I wonder which carrier in the U.S. will push this first”

    -Not Verizon!

  2. Samsung copies off of Apple agai… Oh wait, Apple hasn’t innovated since the iPhone 4

  3. Come on Sprint, strike again by being the first US carriers with the 4.1.2 update

  4. Be nice if they brought the multi task feature to their galaxy tabs

  5. Idgaf. Its only a matter of time before I have it on my VZW S3 thanks to the amazing dev community :)

  6. This is horses ass! Give me freaking multi-view on my T-Mobile Galaxy note 2. Like seriously? The phone that started the damn feature doesn’t even have the feature? Whata joke.

    1. I thought multi view was a standard feature…..did sprint do something differently?

    2. Nope, unfortunately our phones haven’t received the update to get this feature yet. Its ridiculous in my opinion.

  7. Only in Poland! In other countries the Android 4.1.2 update for this Smartphone isn’t available!

  8. Hope we’ll get this in Sweden too soon. Or preferably Android 4.2

  9. Verizon = last is right Shane.

    Why are they getting it on s3s and mine doesn’t even have jelly bean. And my note 2 doesn’t have 4.2

    Last night Verizon told me it was Samsung fault = load of crap. Cause I called Samsung and they told me Verizon.corporate already had it.

    Why dies overseas get it when Google is in the states

  10. I got the international S3 …. these guys keep making the mammoth of a phone just more and more awesome !! Well done Samsung…. other manufacturers need to learn from them !!

  11. This is something that should be built into cm10

  12. This upgrade is not so great !!! They have completely removed auto-sync option from your phone !! Great isn’t ?

  13. I’m sure it won’t be AT&T. They don’t give a rats ass about us. Can’t wait to get rid of them whenmy contract is up.

  14. You can guarantee that us Verizon customers will be get it 6 months after everyone in the world has been updated

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