Samsung Galaxy S3 gets software update to add Multi-window support and more

by: David GonzalesJune 26, 2013

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If you’re a Samsung Galaxy S3 user in Canada and you still haven’t gotten around to using that leaked Android 4.2.2 firmware from a few days ago, an official software update released earlier today might just be the next best thing.

According to a recent report published online at Mobile Syrup, a new software update has been pushed out for users of the Galaxy S3 through Kies as well as through over-the-air (OTA) download channels. This software update is a rather small one, but still useful in that it introduces a few much-needed improvements. The update is said to offer improved download speeds when using HSPA+ network coverage and the still-ongoing E911 dialing issue that’s being affected by the usage of third-party VoIP apps.

Users who have already updated their phones to the new software — which is tagged as Android 4.1.2, version MVLDMF1 — also say that Multi-window support is now available, and responsiveness has also been improved when it comes to navigating the Gallery.

To get in on this software update, either get it through Kies or simply start the OTA update procedure. The update is currently available for users under Bell, Fido, Koodo, MTS, Rogers, and TELUS.

  • darren

    Has anyone noticed an issue with talk back constantly staying on even after reboot?

    • Steve Bailey

      Weird. I had an update the other day and I’m in the UK yet it still shows 4.1.2?? Got it through Kies as OTA said it was queued?

  • Jack black

    It’s likely most Canadian S3 users have the i747M model and can’t use the leaked 4.2.2 firmware since it’s only for the i9300 international version

  • ants1993

    What about the US at&t gs3

  • LD

    I got mine last night.