The Samsung Galaxy S3 (Photo : Samsung)
While the Samsung Galaxy S4 has most of the attention as it begins to roll out to customers this week, Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 owners have got a gift in store for them as well. As of today, April 24, Sprint is rolling out the Premium Suite upgrade version L710VPBMD4 for Galaxy S3s on its network.
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Sprint upgraded its Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean back in October 2012, but it hasn't been until now that Sprint Galaxy S3 users get a crack at features found only in Premium Suite. Android updates are usually rolled out in batches, so don't be surprised if it takes a little while for this one to reach you.
According to Sprint, the following features are the improvements and additions found in the update: a Home screen security fix, Multi-View, camera feature and gallery enhancements, addition of Paper Artist, and bulk SMS enhancements. For those interested in what Multi-View is, it's a feature that allows the Galaxy S3 to split the screen and run apps simultaneously. It's not as efficient as a normal computer desktop, but it's a definite step in the right direction.
The next major update for the Galaxy S3 handset is expected to be Android 4.2.2. Rumors indicate that the upgrade could begin hitting Galaxy S3s as soon as May or June. As usual, even if this is correct, U.S. carrier-tied Galaxy S3 owners will have to wait even longer after unlocked variants receive their Android 4.2 straight from Samsung. Android 4.2.2 will bring numerous new features, including an improved Google Now, multiple user accounts, and Google's Photosphere.
If you're a Sprint Galaxy S3 owner who managed to snatch the update, let us know where you are located and what you think of Premium Suite in the comments below.
Thanks to: Android Authority