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Verizon's Galaxy S3 gets a major update, brings Multi-Window and support and more

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S3 is finally getting a major update. It brings support for a lot of handy features, including Multi-Window. Excited to know more? Read on to find out!
May 29, 2013
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Samsung Galaxy S3 owners on Verizon’s network will be happy to hear that the last-generation flagship device is receiving a major update — Android 4.1.2!

The update comes with a pretty extensive changelog noting that it brings support for features like Multi-Window multitasking, Multi-Screen, S Beam’s Auto Share Shot, and more. There’s a whole host of bug fixes for the device too. The full changelog is pictured below.

Verizon Galaxy S3 update

In addition to these changes, there’s been quite a few enhancements to make the device a more pleasant and fluid experience, too. For example, NFC is now easier to turn on, Burst shot is no longer the default setting in the stock Camera application, and a web browsing issue is fixed that would cause the device to reset. There’s a ton of others changes, which you can find below.

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The update to Android 4.1.2 is approximately 129MB in size, and can be downloaded over-the-air. Simply go into Settings > About Phone > System updates. After that, just tap the Restart and Install button and you should be good to go. Once the process is finished your device’s software version should be JZO54K.I535VRBMD3.

Verizon hasn’t officially announced the update just yet, so we don’t know when users will start seeing it. However, it shouldn’t be a long wait since the update can be seen in the support page.

Did you get the update from Verizon yet? Let us know in the comments!