T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III starts receiving Android 4.1.2 update with multi-window feature

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III starts receiving Android 4.1.2 update with multi-window feature
The Samsung Galaxy S III has started getting the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update that among many improvements brings the multi-windows feature, perfect for splitting the screen between apps and multitasking.

T-Mobile is yet to update its support page for this particular update and device, but the first people receiving it have said they are noticing two new apps: Paper Artist and Group Play. The handset also shows the new T-Mobile “4G” logo.

You should definitely update over Wi-Fi, though, as the update comes at the pretty hefty 187MB. The first notifications have already started flying in, so make sure to double-check your device to see if the update is already there.

source: TMoNews

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Galaxy S III T-Mobile
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(10.00h talk time)

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25 Comments

1. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

l already have about 20min ago and l love it !!!!!!!!!!! !^-^

10. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

What are the new updates?

2. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

l got my updated about 30mins look great hehehe

3. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

loser who put thumb down

4. DarkShadow

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

damn l got mine updated about 45 minutes ago!! the best day to start my week (((:

5. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

congratulations folks. but don't you think it's hell late for Galaxy SIII to get 4.1.2 update!! S IV is already around with latest update.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

The S3 already had 4.1.2. This just adds more things to it.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Actually, the T-Mobile S3 has been running stock 4.1.1 since they've pushed the update awhile ago.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

Stock? Poor choice of words.

6. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

and I thought Australian service providers were slow distributing updates... the Australian Optus firmware with the multi-window feature has been released for at least 3 months. :P

7. Smart

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

About time......a friend of mine was getting flustered about the update......gotta call him now and hear him out...... One thing that stands about Samsung is its guarantee of updates.....

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I got mine 3 months ago :p

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I'm running AOKP, Ressurection Remix with Siyah Kernels 4.2.2 Cpu now overclocked to 1.9Ghz 3 GPU Clocked at 700 Ghz & 1 GPU at 400Ghz Games feel way much smoother, Apps, internet web-pages load 3 to 4 seconds faster ™

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Holy smokes. That poor battery!

14. Smart

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

If I am not wrong u said 700 GHz and 400 GHz there?..........how in God's name could you do that?..... Kindly explain......

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Sorry Gpu=700Mhz™

13. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

The new 4G Logo means this is an update to enable LTE?

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

No. They just changed the logo. T-Mobile's 4G LTE logo is different. There is no LTE hardware in the S3 for T-Mobile.

15. soldiernation

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

My phone downloaded it automatically while I was asleep and on 4G. Wasted 200MB out of my 500MB high speed data. Great.

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

I've had that happen in the past. Sucks.

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I haven't gotten it yet, but I probably wouldn't use the new features it brought anyways. I don't see use in multi window on a screen smaller than that of the Note series. I wouldn't use Paper Artist much, as for Group Play, unless it would work on devices a cross carriers I wouldn't use it, I only know 2 other people with a GS3, one on AT&T and the other Verizon.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Really? About 60% of the people I know have a S3 and 30% have an iPhone 5 or 4S.

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Not where I am. I'm surrounded by iPhones wherever I go. Northern Florida is an odd place...

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

To many average joes Berzerk ™

24. soldiernation

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

I also noticed that now when you plug in headphones, a new page is brought up on the home screen with all your media stuff.

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