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While U.S. Samsung Galaxy S3s are still playing catch up to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, international Galaxy S3 owners of model GT-I9300 have already started receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, which introduces features previously only found on the Galaxy Note 2.
The update has just started rolling out, so don't expect it to show up on your handset just yet - Android upgrades usually release in waves, and you'll have to wait until your country/region receives it. Be sure to check in daily if you want the following tasty features.
Android 4.1.2 build JZO54K is a minor update to Android 4.1.1, but Samsung has decided to include a couple features from its popular Galaxy Note 2 phablet in the upgrade.
The most prominent of these features is Multi-View, which allows for users to run simultaneous apps on the same screen at the same time. Android multitaskers will welcome the ability to keep a couple windows open, much more like a PC. The Galaxy Note 2's Gallery app will also be part of the package.
Alongside those improvements, the Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 update will include a swipe keyboard like the one found in Android 4.2, a customizable Notifications panel, and a 'Smart Rotation' for the handset's display.
Sadly, here in the United States, the nation's largest carrier, Verizon, has still yet to release a Jelly Bean upgrade for its Galaxy S3 variant. Carriers Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T have all released Android 4.1.1 already. Jelly Bean introduces Project Butter, which improves system performance, and Google Now, a Siri-like voice assistant.
If you've already received Android 4.1.2 for your Galaxy S3, let us know where you are located and how the update is treating you.