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

Samsung Galaxy S III mini now ships with Android 4.1.2 in Asia
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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Galaxy S III mini
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware STE U8420
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI


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