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Samsung Galaxy S III mini now ships with Android 4.1.2 in Asia

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini now ships with Android 4.1.2 in Asia
In some Asian countries, Android 4.1.2 comes out of the box on the Samsung Galaxy S III mini

In some Asian countries, Android 4.1.2 comes out of the box on the Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Over in Asia, Indonesia and Vietnam to be precise, it would appear that Samsung has quietly started to pre-install Android 4.1.2 on the Samsung Galaxy S III mini. As recently as last month, the device was coming to market with Android 4.1.1 on board. But that little difference in build version could mean a lot because most updates to Android 4.1.2 made by Samsung to its Galaxy line have included its Premium Suite. That is a fancy name for a bundle of new features. Premium Suite updates add Page Buddy, Multi Window, Paper Artist, Group Cast, Smart Rotation, a new customizable notification panel, a new gallery app and more.

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini recently made the news when Apple agreed to drop it from its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung in the U.S. (which won't go to trial until 2014) as long as the device isn't sold in the states by Samsung. Apple did say that it was able to make multiple purchases through Amazon and have the phone shipped to the U.S., but for now, the device is excluded from the suit.

Now, the Samsung Galaxy S III mini might be excluded from the suit, but let's hope it is not excluded from the Suite (see how we did that?). If you own the unit and it is driven by Android 4.1.2, let us know if any of the Premium Suite features are included. 

source: UnwiredView

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posted on 31 Dec 2012, 00:57

1. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


It's a good phone. But it needs to be available in different colors, and seriously needs to shave off it's high price tag.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 04:22

2. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


very ugly phone!

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 13:55

3. maxspecs (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


@phonearena i need your experience and recommendation, I am a man who cares only about processor, cpu, gpu and i want the cheapest phone possible to provide that. so would please make an article about cheap but yet powerful phones with a list in ascending order for increasing price and processor power. sorry for troubling and have a happy new year!!! :)

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