Update bringing multi-window to Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III pushing out now

Update bringing multi-window to Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III pushing out now
Verizon customers with the Samsung Galaxy S III should be ecstatic to hear that an update for their phone is being pushed out right now by Verizon. At 129.1MB, this is no featherweight of an update either as it includes a ton of new features. Multitaskers will be happy to see that their phone will offer multi-screen and multi-window, which will allow you to use two apps side-by-side. When buying an app from the Google Play Store, you will now be able to have the cost of the app added to your Verizon monthly invoice. And the camera will offer you the opportunity to select the best  group picture from among five burst shots with "Best Shot".

The update also brings "Paper Artist" to the handset. This allows you to turn a photograph into a pencil sketch and then enhance it using tools on the phone. In addition, the Caller ID app has been revised and Flipboard is now pre-installed on the phone.

The changelist is long and you can check it out by looking at the image below. We should point out that the update takes 5 to 8 minutes to download and another 5 to 8 minutes to install. If you're like others, the installation process will probably feel like the longest 480 seconds of your life. The update is coming OTA, so be patient because not everyone will receive it today, tomorrow or even the next day.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S III Verizon
  • 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(15.00h talk time)



1. soban1997

Posts: 5; Member since: May 11, 2013

This is the dual core version right? Sorry I live in canada so I don't know

2. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

It's Verizon, so yes.

7. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

if update is 4.1.2 than verizon is very slow coz international version getting 4.2.2 .... these carriers are BS

9. metalpoet unregistered

I already have 4.1.2 and this is another update so i have no idea what version this is 4.1.3? or 4.2.2

10. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

lol 4.1.3 ... it must be 4.1.2 with improvement.... and i dont think verizon gona update it to 4.2.2 till year end or nxt year

11. metalpoet unregistered

turns out its still 4.1.2 but with small improvements. eh id still prefer to just switch my phone once the note 3 comes out.

8. metalpoet unregistered

Mine is updating right now, I look forward to seeing what new things Verizon managed to screw up haha.

3. phyxius

Posts: 11; Member since: May 10, 2013

It downloaded perfectly to mine and all my friends, only took about 8 min to process the OTA

4. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Pick up the pace, verizon. I've had this for weeks.

5. TheBitterTruth unregistered

No Air gestures? :S

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

needs different hardware for that.

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