by Chris Smith, 10 months ago
The hottest Android handset available in stores right now is the Galaxy S3, but Samsung’s flagship handset is not running Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S3 was released in…
Although Samsung is still a long way from completing the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 around the world, those of you that have gotten a taste of JB might be already thinking about what’s next.
One possible answer would be Android 4.2, expected to be launched next week, but let’s just be real for a moment. Sammy had it so tough with 4.1 that, even if the next iteration of our favorite mobile OS were to come out tomorrow, it’s pretty obvious that the S3 would not get it by, say, February or March 2013. And that’s the best case scenario.
To keep Galaxy S3 users stuck on the same software version by then is also highly improbable, even with Jelly Bean being so darn cool. Ergo, it seems only logical for a maintenance Android 4.1.2 upgrade to be in store, a possibility now confirmed by the guys at SamMobile.
According to one of the site’s admins, the update will come “around December” and will improve stability, fix a couple of bugs, and… bring multi-window to the S3. The feature introduced on the Galaxy Note 2 (after hitting a few bumps on the road) has made quite the waves among Samsung fans, allowing users to multi-task like never before.
You can divide your phone’s screen into two different sections where you can run two apps using multi-window mode, not to mention that you can switch between apps seamlessly.
Now SamMobile doesn't mention what versions of the Galaxy S3 should expect the upgrade in December, but it's pretty obvious this can only come to the parts of Europe and Asia that have gotten 4.1.1. As for the rest of the world, who knows? Maybe they'll get multi-window in their 4.1.1 packages or maybe they'll never get it.