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Samsung starts pushing Premium Suite for the Galaxy S III

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Samsung starts pushing Premium Suite for the Galaxy S III
Since many Galaxy S III users felt jealous of the interesting features found in the later-released Note II, Samsung decided to give them a small present and provide many of those features for the GS III as well, under the title "Premium Suite".

After taking the time to familiarize us to the contents of the Premium Suite (not once, but twice), Samsung is finally ready to start with the roll-out. Beginning with the UK, the Galaxy S III Premium Suite will become available today, and will hopefully start popping up as an update in other countries soon.

The update actually brings quite a few new features, not all of which will make you question how you've lived without them, but some will definitely prove useful. For example, the Best Photo camera mode will get upgraded to Best Face, allowing you to separately choose the best... face for all the people in your shot, so that everyone can be happy with the final result. Another example is the Multi Window view, which enables you to run two different applications side-by-side.


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Samsung Galaxy S III Premium Suite video walkthrough



Feel free to check out the full press-release below for a complete list of all the features that will make their way to your Galaxy S III after the Premium Suite update gets installed.

Press Release

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posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:23 2

1. wando77 (Posts: 311; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Awesome

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:26

15. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Does it offer the 5.5 inch screen?
I didn't think so!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 14:00 1

19. tedkord (Posts: 5106; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Don't worry, the great devs at XDA will work the 5.5 inch screen in to it.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:25 8

2. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


it is a really great year from samsung, not only s3 is a very successful device, they also keep on giving new features. considering this is a half year old device, samsung is giving a very excellent support

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:25 1

3. meloth1991 (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Ohhh boy!! Cant wait!!! Does it bring any update to s voice?

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:26 7

4. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


i don't think users will care about it, most of them use google voice search rather than Svoice

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:08 3

6. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Who the hell still uses SVoice? I just wish they would completely remove it and allow google voice search to be activated by double tapping.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 08:00 3

8. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I think this actually can be done by flashable zip, but no one has done it yet

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 13:41

17. MAXXtreme007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I have a SGS3 and can't wait for this update to be implemented in the ROMs, but just curious, why can't someone come up with an app like Activator for iOS on Cydia? Imo, that would be super nice to have for any Android device!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 14:05 1

20. tedkord (Posts: 5106; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


There's a great app in the Play Store called Home 2 Shortcut that lets you set the double tap of the home key to whatever app you like. I don't think it requires root, but I haven't used it in a while so I'm not positive.

Note, you have to launch S-Voice first, go into its settings, and unselect the setting that says to open via home key first. Then launch Home 2 Shortcut and set it up.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:27 2

5. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


thanks to xda-developers i'm enjoying it on my s3.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 09:02

11. SellPhones82 (Posts: 557; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


On one of the US versions or the international SG3? I'm on XDA Sprint Development SG3 thread non-stop and have not seen anything yet.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 11:46

14. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


The international one. I still can use photo sphere and multi window though im on 4.1.2.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 13:43

18. MAXXtreme007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Yes, but so far at least, it's only international. :P If only Verizon would stop being so picky with their products. :P
Thanks to XDA though, I'm sure all us in the U.S. will have it soon enough! :D

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:51 1

7. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


I cant get enough of recording the drawing and watching my drawing like a cartoon ! I just cant believe somebody would skip Note2 for iphone or something else .

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 08:19

9. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


!Samsung can never stop impressing me with these awesome features.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 08:27

10. Klamba92 (Posts: 205; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I Flashed the official update that was released in Europe I think it was Poland. So I just wanted to know have I got the same version of 4.1.2 premium suite or should I get the official update for UK users once its rolled out?

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 10:49

13. sagemda (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)


well i got the poland one too, and it got the same features as this one like multi-window, page buddy and everything else so...yes i think

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 10:25 1

12. archangel9 (Posts: 231; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Now it's the SIII is getting some GNote2 love.Wanna bet that Tmobile get it first?

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:36

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2550; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I would think so too, but keep in mind that Sprint's S3 got JB first.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 18:13

21. reyenrique (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


nice in deed that samsung ^-^

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 19:50

22. Twisted247 (Posts: 254; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


All I'm saying is Samsung had dawn well better hook up the Note 2 with features from the s4 in an upgrade or I will end up flying to South Korea and going postal on some fools. I don't believe in doing what they are, with Androids sure but with touchwiz NO.

It just disrespects all the consumers who went out and spent the extra buck to get the gn2 even at the subsidized price.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 00:10

23. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2550; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That makes no sense. Note 2 owners still have a bigger, faster phone with an S-Pen. If you're happy with it, then it shouldn't matter what S3 owners have.

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