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Samsung Galaxy S3 gets a Premium Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update

Rolling out now
Fri Dec 07 2012, 14:36

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung started rolling out an update to its flagship Samsung Galaxy S3 handset today that it calls its Android 4.1.2 Premium Suite.

The fancily-named update brings several new features to the Galaxy S3, mainly tweaks that were introduced along with the Samsung galaxy Note 2 handset.

The first of these incoming features is Page Buddy, Samsung's take on Google Now. Well, sort of.

"Your phone will smartly predict what you intend to do according to your actions," Samsung explains on its blog. "For example, when you plug in your earphones, the device automatically opens up a page with the music player."

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update also brings with it Contextual Menu, which shows you your most frequently used applications first, and Contextual Tag, which lets you tag the weather, date and place on photos you've taken.

Taking tips from the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the update also brings Multi Window support, which allows two apps to be open on the screen at the same time.

There's also Auto Share Shot Pairing via NFC, Reader Mode and Facebook Lock Ticket, which shows you your Facebook news feed on the Galaxy S3's lock screen.

Samsung's Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update has already started to roll out and is expected to appear on all Galaxy S3 handsets in the coming weeks. µ


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