Multi-window mode for the Galaxy S III on its way with the Android 4.1.2 update (screenshots)
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 13, 2012, 2:23 AM
You can be watching a video or checking out a document, and chatting with comments below them, for example, but the possibilities are endless, as you can mix and match any two apps on the phone.
hints that this multi-windows mode will be ported to the Samsung Galaxy S III as well, despite that it has a smaller screen than the huge 5.5-incher on the Note II. We'd say 4.8" is still big enough for some serious multitasking, and are glad that it's coming to the S III.There were
Apparently this multitasking regime will arrive to the phone with the next Android 4.1.2 update, judging from some leaked screenshots that display a trial update for a Galaxy S III on an Israeli carrier. The split screen mode is also coming to the gallery, where you have the albums/folders on the left, and their content on the right, just like on the Note II.
The source says the 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III should be coming before year-end, and we've heard December mentioned before, so not much waiting left.
- Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)
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very awesome. But how to do that without that s-pen?
posted on Nov 13, 2012, 2:36 AM 0
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you dont need S-Pen, you just hold the back button and it appears ! :)
posted on Nov 13, 2012, 5:03 AM 5
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As much as I like this feature I think it should've stayed exclsuive to the Note series and moreover multi-window suits devices at least having a screen size of 5+ inches...just my opinion though
posted on Nov 13, 2012, 5:10 AM 2
Samsung is no apple and it's better this way. Sure, multiscreen does make more sense on bigger screen, but it's always good to have more options, you know. And it's up to the GSIII users to see if they want to use this feature or not.
posted on Nov 13, 2012, 7:23 AM 1
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4.1.2 update??? It's a distant dream for me. Still waiting for Jellybean for my GSIII on Verizon
posted on Nov 13, 2012, 3:04 AM 1
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I hate Samsung for this. Such features should be note 2 or note exclusive.how am I going tease my friends about the features I have on my note when they have it on their s3? Anyways, I hardware is still above theirs.got my Spen.2gb ram and rgb HD amoled screen. f**k u samsung
posted on Nov 13, 2012, 4:19 AM 1
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Dam it's feel good to be a sprint customer. Lets see LTE. First to get jelly bean update. First to get multi windows update and hell sprint was second to deliver the galaxy note 2. 1 day after tmobil sprint taking over one city at a time
posted on Nov 13, 2012, 7:32 AM 0
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And Sprint was the first to release the multi window update to the U.S. Market! Sprint has definitely been on the ball lately and I'm loving it! Keep it up Sprint! On the other hand I agree with some above posters that this should be Note series exclusive. It's not in good taste to tout new and big features(yes I am aware it was on the 10.1 note tablet but its the first on a phone) On a new EXPENSIVE phone. Now I understand the updating of older handsets and they should be getting the Jellybean pushes etc. But not pushing a certain series features to others. All Samsung is accomplishing by doing this is blurring and smearing the lines between the different series. If someone wants certain features for a phone go and purchase that phone. Samsung damn well better be pushing their new features on phones that release Q1-Q3 of 2013 back to the Note 2 or it will be a heap of BullShlt!
posted on Nov 13, 2012, 7:55 PM 0
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As an apple fan boy this feature makes me cry not having this. Hey guys, the first part of the video when he uses pen to hover over albums and videos, would that work with your finger as well or is it just S pen???
posted on Nov 13, 2012, 9:44 AM 0
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I got the update a few days ago and was able to take advantage of it. All of a sudden I don't get the split screen, even with the semi circle on the left, . Anytime I select an app icon on the left, the phones goes to that app, but doesn't create the split screen. I've gone into Settings > Display > Multi Window is enabled. I've disabled and re-enabled it. Restarted the phone. I just can't get the multi-screen (split screen) to work again. Greatly appreciate any help?
posted on May 06, 2013, 7:27 AM 0
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