Verizon’s Galaxy S3 Multi Window update rolling out soon

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 29 May 2013


Verizon Galaxy S3 owners, here is some news to brighten up your day. The big red carrier will soon start pushing a major update for your handset that will enable multi-window mode, and bring some other new software goodies as well. The software update, however, does not bring a bump in the Android version, which remains intact at Android 4.1.2.

T-Mobile and Sprint recently rolled out similar update for their variants of the Galaxy S3. With Verizon’s roll out of the update imminent, only AT&T’s variant of the Galaxy S3 is left without the multi-window feature in the U.S.

The OTA update weighs in at a hefty 129MB, and also includes Paper Artist app, an enhanced Camera and Gallery app, and some bug-fixes among other things. The official change-log for the update from Verizon support page is as follows -:

  • Access your Wi_Fi connection easily on multiple devices when in Hotspot mode
  • Use ‘bill to my Verizon Wireless Account’ when buying apps from Google Play
  • Access phone screen without unlocking device when connected via Bluetooth headset
  • Use two apps simultaneously side-by-side with Multi Screen and Multi Window
  • Categorize and display images, photos and videos with Samsung Gallery
  • Sync two devices and share content seamlessly with S Beam’s ‘Auto Share Shot’
  • Transfer content easily between devices with Samsung Smart Switch tool
  • Get popup suggestions from Page Buddy when connected to accessories like a wired stereo headset
  • Tag weather, people and place information in photos and video with Contextual tag
  • Arrange apps in order of frequency of use or faster access with Contextual App link
  • Pick the perfect group picture from five burst shorts with ‘Best Shot’
  • Select and customise specific folders by category with My files tool
  • Save MMS attachments in your Gallery for quick posting and sharing
  • Create a variety of image styles with Paper Artist tool

The update is not yet live, but Verizon should start the roll-out before the weekend begins.

Via – Android Police