Samsung Galaxy S III, the most popular Android phone to date, was internationally updated to Android 4.1.1 Jellybean sometime back. Today, the international GSM versions of the SGS 3, started munching on the official Android 4.1.2 update that comes filled with multi-windows and customizable notification panel.
Although, most of the users with root and custom recoveries on their phones, are already using custom ROMs based on the Android 4.2.1 and later updated. However, this 4.1.2 Jellybean update for the Samsung Galaxy S 3 is meant to enhance your stock experience with several features packaged within. According to XDA, the new 4.1.2 Jellybean roll out for the Samsung Galaxy S 3 updates your mobile to JZO54K version and along with Multi-view and customizable notification panel, brings
- Brightness slider
- Smart Rotation
- Page Buddy
- Paper Artist App
- Group Cast
- Note II Gallery Application
- Swype-type Samsung Keyboard input options and loads of other interesting stuff.
In case your Samsung Galaxy S 3 isn’t rooted and is stock, then you will be getting an Android OS update notification any time now. However, if you can’t wait and want to jump on the delicious ness of 4.1.2, then head to the official XDA thread and get the Odin flashable version of the firmware as well as a quick guide to get it up and running on your Samsung Galaxy S 3 (SGS 3) International version.
For folks with root, the above mentioned XDA official thread might be helpful in figuring out a way to retain your root on your device once you update it to the newest Android 4.1.2 Jellybean firmware.
Although the process is pretty harmless and noob-proof, but we’ll still advise practicing caution and taking responsibility of your actions in case things don’t go as planned. Once you are on the Android 4.1.2 JellyBean, do let us know in the comments area about its look and feel or whether you think it has all the promised stuff packed inside.