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Samsung Galaxy S III to get many Note II features with update to Android 4.1.2

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Samsung Galaxy S III to get many Note II features with update to Android 4.1.2
Speculation that the Samsung Galaxy S III is going to be getting many of the new features found on the Samsung GALAXY Note II has apparently been confirmed. An early leaked version of Android 4.1.2 for Samsung's flagship smartphone includes multiwindows and a number of other Note II features. This application allows you to split the screen into two, allowing the use of two apps at the same time.  On Wednesday, we showed you what multiwindows looks like on the Samsung Galaxy S III thanks to a leak from an Israeli carrier.

Paper Artist on the Samsung GALAXY Note II

Paper Artist on the Samsung GALAXY Note II

Another feature to be added to the Samsung Galaxy S III is Smart Rotation. Using the phone's front-facing camera, the device figures out the orientation of your face and adjusts the screen accordingly. This feature is off by default on the Samsung GALAXY Note II. Another feature coming to the Samsung Galaxy S III is Paper Artist which allows you to stylize an image using a number of options. Without the S Pen, you will have to use your finger to use the feature. A new Gallery application is part of the update along with a virtual QWERTY similar to Swype.

The leaked update is for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, although there is no reason not to expect these features on the U.S. carrier versions of the phone. The update is expected next month and there is some speculation that the original Samsung GALAXY Note will also be getting many of the new features on its successor.

In the meantime, the ROM containing Android 4.1.2 for the GT-i9300 can be found at the sourcelink and there are the usual warnings. Think brick. The ROM is a pre-rooted testing build, spliced together from a system dump and is not signed by Samsung. You could always wait for the official release.

source: SamMobile via AndroidCentral

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posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:55 9

1. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 441; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Note 2 still has a fully functional quad core for US market and the awesome pen, along with its bigger screen, so its all good.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:59 3

2. Fayeznoor (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


cant wait for official update

and btw @phonearena , any idea why Samsung removed Screen Recording function from Galaxy Note 2

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 13:08 3

3. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Flashed mine ^_^
I love the multi-windows and the new gallery most

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 14:51 4

7. taz89 (Posts: 1946; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Yep flashed it too and so far awesome.. Liking new camera and gallery

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 20:13 3

15. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The S3 (mine is international) is easily one of the best phone hand down. I now always have live wallpaper, everything syncing in the background and it's still silky smooth and lasts me over day in battery

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 22:58

17. Lboogey6 (Posts: 245; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


how do you get long battery life??

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 13:41 1

4. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


That means I just have to buy a capacitive stylus! I won't get hover though :-( but still great job Samsung.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 13:59

5. JGuinan007 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 May 2011)


What about the SGH-I717 Galaxy Note that was released in Feb will it get updated to get features like the SIII's smart stay or any of the features of the Note II or does a phone that was released 9 months ago get left out in the cold.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 14:07

6. AstronautJones (Posts: 166; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Quote:
speculation that the original Samsung GALAXY Note will also be getting many of the new features on its successor.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 23:07

19. JGuinan007 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I read that, and am pretty sure they are refering to the international Galaxy Note N7000 that was released a year ago it has a different CPU/GPU than the US version so it's update won't work for US versions

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 14:52 3

8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Sweet.
With this update, the S3 will remain to be the best classic phone on the market!

Can't wait to get it on mine.. not sure about US version getting it, btw..s4 CPU is far from matching the quad core Exynos in pure processing power

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 15:38

9. bonsly16 (Posts: 41; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Excited for the multi-window feature. And by the way, my Sprint GSIII already has Smart Rotation. I guess international version is missing that feature in 4.1?

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 16:06

10. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Awesome, cant wait to have this on my GS3 :D

The Samsung Galaxy S2's Android4.1.2 firmware has also leaked, bringing many S3 and Note2 features with it:http://www.sammobile.com/2012/11/15/i9100xxlsj-–-galaxy-s-ii-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean-test-firmware/

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 22:30

16. Nafiz (Posts: 10; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


they say SGS2 will get upgrade since october,, and till now still not coming *grrrrrr.... (-、-)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 16:12

11. dejastar (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


While on the subject of updates, T-Mobile just rolled out jellybean for the gs3.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 16:32 1

12. RicoNZ (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Aug 2012)


Hi Samsung,

I'd be more than happy to get JB rolled out to my phone before 4.1.2!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 17:10

13. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Already enjoying JB4.1.2 on custom rom, with Siyah kernel.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 18:06 2

14. dorianb (Posts: 333; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Bet the VZW version gets that update this time next year. (- _ - *)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 23:02

18. Twisted247 (Posts: 193; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


The Original Note damn well better be getting the said features. I personally think they should be Note series exclusive. So the Note better get them if the gs3 is.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 23:22

20. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 441; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Please read first post. Its not real likely the Note 1 is gonna get much more attention with the Note 2 launched, the Note 1 is no longer a company flagship model and thus, not the money maker it was. Welcome to the modern cellular market

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